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Cybèle Young, Did You Feel Something (detail 2)

Cybèle Young, Did You Feel Something (detail 2) (2011), Japanese paper [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB, Mar 24-Apr 28] Image courtesy of Newzones

Cybèle Young: New Works
Jonathan Forrest : Loud and Clear

Newzones Gallery
Calgary AB – Mar 24-Apr 28, 2012

Jonathan Forrest, Pajama

Jonathan Forrest, Pajama (2012), acrylic on canvas [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB, Mar 24-Apr 28]

Jonathan Forrest, Red Rambler

Jonathan Forrest, Red Rambler (2012), acrylic on canvas [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB, Mar 24-Apr 28]

Jonathan Forrest, Spring

Jonathan Forrest, Spring (2012), acrylic on canvas [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB, Mar 24-Apr 28]

Cybèle Young, It was an Improvement

Cybèle Young, It was an Improvement (2011), Japanese paper [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB,
Mar 24-Apr 28] Image courtesy of Newzones

In New Works, Toronto artist Cybèle Young presents a new series of tiny paper sculptures composed of whimsical objects and shapes crafted from Japanese papers. Described as “delicate and wry…evanescent and charming,” the colourful compositions give the impression of being sprinkled with “pixie-dust,” as Gary Michael Dault put it. They are at once engaging and delightful, exuding a kind of atomic energy and sense of narrative far beyond their scale and materials. She aptly characterizes her work as a way of “building a personal dictionary.”

Young graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1996. Her popular assemblages have been widely reviewed in such publications as Art in America and Canadian Art. Young is also a children’s author and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration in 2000.

Concurrently, Newzones is showing new paintings by Jonathan Forrest, whose work could scarcely be further in sensibility from that of Young. Rich with blazing colour and brushwork, the vivid acrylics on canvas are like “origami gone mad.” Huge geometric planes wrap and fold into each other against startling hues of flat colour. Described as “physical wonders,” they visually invade the gallery space and ask fresh new questions about space and composition.

Forrest was born in Edinburgh in 1962 and received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. He attended the Emma Lake Artist’s Workshop and became an organizer in 2001. His work has been widely exhibited in Canada and is included in such public collections as the Canada Council’s Art Bank, University of Saskatchewan and the Art Gallery of Alberta.

www.newzones.com

Mia Johnson

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Cybèle Young, Did You Feel Something (detail 2)

Cybèle Young, Are You Still Looking? (2011), Japanese paper [Newzones Gallery, Calgary AB, Mar 24-Apr 28]


 Thu, Apr 5, 2012