ANNOUNCEMENT: AUGUST 19, 2021
Artist Meet & Greet
with James Paterson, Kim Wilkie & Courtney Downman
Saturday September 18, 2021 12 - 3 pm
ANNOUNCEMENT: August 4, 2021
James Paterson, Kim Wilkie & Courtney Downman
Visual exploration into all things ‘meta’
September 9 – October 9, 2021 | Earls Court Gallery
[Hamilton, ON, August 4, 2021]-Earls Court Gallery is excited to present META|SCAPES in Gallery, beginning Thursday, September 9, 2021, featuring James Paterson (Meaford, ON), Kim Wilkie (Clinton, ON) and Courtney Downman (Mississauga, ON). This collection of artworks and artists will insist on you “visually” consider your relationships, the inner workings of your mind, and ability to transform through the artistic methods of both two and three dimensional art forms.
“Meta” defined at its simplest form as: ‘along with, after, between, among- basically a change in position or form, altered, transposed’ is at the bases of each of these artist’s practice. Whether it is the change and evolution in relationships exemplified in James Paterson’s wire sculptures, the questioning of the mind transposed through paint by Kim Wilkie or the metamorphic change of minerals found in Courney Downman’s glass orbs- each artist brings forth deep thought concerning change.
The sculptures and paintings will be featured in the vast main gallery. All artworks will be featured online along with a virtual tour upon installation. Entry is free and family friendly.
META|SCAPES exhibition can be viewed in person at 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. Earls Court Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Due to current Covid19 restrictions, we will limit the space to 15 people at a time. Viewing appointments are welcomed.
“In the past, I believed that there was a definitive path for my art practice and my spiritual practice, however, the study of both areas was just the beginning of a simultaneous journey. It is the weaving and crossing of these two paths in my life that compliment and infuses a continuous search within to viscerally express the metaphysical within in my art and at the same time my response to my exterior environment. It is the search for the essence of the familiar and semblance of a time, place or thing and not in any defined order.” – Kim Wilkie
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, I grew up in the culturally diverse and visually textured Kensington Market neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario. I received my BFA (hons.) from the University of Waterloo, and taught art for a brief time at the elementary and high school level before leaving teaching to pursue art full time in 1988. I have been privileged to show my work across Canada, the United States, in Europe and Asia where my Prayer Machines are part of private, public and corporate collections. The Prayer Machine series was conceived during a three-year sojourn living in Europe. I now have my studio near Meaford, Ontario.
Kim was born and raised in London, Ontario. She worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant before raising three children. She received an Honors Fine Arts Studio Degree with Distinction in 2006 from Western University. It was with great honour that Kim was chosen in her graduating year for the “Embroiderer’s Guild Award.” The President of the Embroiderer’s Guild said, they chose her because of the consistent use of sewing and embroidery in her art throughout her degree. She took instruction from Kim Moodie, Jennie White, Helmut Becker, Patrick Mahon, Colette Urban, Ken Singer and Chris Down. Kim has exhibited her art in juried and non juried group shows in Ontario since 1994. She has volunteered at Museum London in different capacities for several years in the past ; and was a board member of Museum London with a seat for CARFAC for two years. Kim also volunteered at other art galleries like The Arts Project, and the artist run Forest City Gallery. In 2015 Kim received a post graduate certificate in Expressive Arts from Fleming College, at the Haliburton Campus and in the fall of 2015 opened a new studio/gallery called KDW Fine Art in London, Ontario. In September 2016 Kim relocated KDW Fine Art to a studio in her Home in Benmiller, Ontario and also opened a seasonal gallery in 2017 on her property called the “Garage Gallery Benmiller” to exhibit her art along with other artists.
Courtney began working with glass in September of 2012 after enrolling in the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College. Upon graduating Courtney worked as a Teaching assistant in the glass program at Sheridan. In 2016 Courtney was awarded a two year artist-in-residence fellowship at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON. This past year Courtney worked as an artist-in-residence in the Glass studio at Sheridan College. Courtney is currently completing her Bachelors in Craft and Design at Sheridan.