“The Kitchen Garden”
New Paintings by James Gummerson
October 20 – November 19, 2022
Opening Reception | Thurs. Oct. 20, 2022 7 pm – 9 pm
[ANNOUNCEMENT September 15, 2022]-Earls Court Gallery is excited to present “The Kitchen Garden” opening Thursday, October 20, 2022, showcasing new paintings by Hamilton artist James Gummerson.
In previous bodies of work, James Gummerson has explored the alleyways and common pedestrian walkways of Hamilton. “The Kitchen Garden” highlights the fruitful growth that happens in and amongst an urban and thriving city. Gummerson explains:
“Over the years I have spent a lot of time walking and looking for places I could go throughout the city to gain a quiet moment. When I went to places like the “Dundurn Kitchen garden”, I felt as though I had been transported out of the city. Many of the community gardens also became places of solitude and peace. But they are also a place of birth and atrophy. I went during different times of day and in different seasons and was struck by the constant change. These paintings express how I saw those "Kitchen gardens" and the oasis they became for me.”
Whether the kitchen garden is planted in sprawling backyards or wedged between concrete structures, its fruits are gleaned with moments of earthly connection. The importance of the kitchen garden and its effects on offering solitude is evidently highlighted in each of Gummerson’s paintings.
Join us on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7 pm for the celebration of “The Kitchen Garden” featuring new paintings by James Gummerson.
“The Kitchen Garden” exhibition can be viewed in person at 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. Earls Court Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. The paintings will be featured in the vast main gallery. All artworks will be featured online upon installation. Drop in and viewing appointments are welcomed.
Entry is free | Family Friendly | Fully Accessible
Curator Andrea Jackman
Earls Court Gallery, 215 Ottawa St. N, Hamilton
ABOUT JAMES GUMMERSON
| Born and raised in southern Ontario, James Gummerson has devoted the majority of his life to drawing and painting. For over twenty years, he has depicted the natural and rural landscapes of Canada. His art has been displayed in major galleries across Canada including The Art Gallery Of Hamilton, The Focus Gallery Hamilton, The Dundas Heritage Museum and Emerald Arts Gallery British Columbia to name a few. He has won numerous awards including winning the 2014 landscape excellence award at AIRS. Over the years his work has been featured in major publications such as the Hamilton Spectator, The Silhouette, McMaster Magazine and BARC (The Bay area Restoration Council) Blog. He is a respected teacher of Art at Mohawk College, and is appreciated by many children he teaches throughout the public school system. He also speaks out regularly against environmental issues that face us today. He continues to travel throughout Canada and spends most of his time painting in and around the rural area of Hamilton and the Niagara Escarpment where he lives with his wife and 2 children.