JOURNEY TO NOWHERE
Opening reception January 7
Journey To Nowhere interweaves artistic explorations in painting, sculpture, video and poetry to create an event isolating the impossible now here experience of art as its ultimate justification and the paradoxes that this raises about the reality of the imaginary.
Journey to Nowhere is about losing one's way in order to find it; about spreading oneself out into unknown channels without finality.
Nowhere is a word which normally describes being lost. But nowhere can also be thought of as a kind of homeland or promised land, an authorial utopia of presence and immediacy, a non-place in which infinite conjunctive possibilities hang from the tree of the impossible. Nowhere gives hope to the lost postulates, has no determined body, no termination. Nowhere eschews then and there and affirms now and here, generates the future and the past yet remains forever present.
I was search wild
for the present time;
where the long spent past
finds the door-way
to the future
and I found it right here
right now -
in a waking vision
of a lifesaving smile
from out the portals
of your gracious soul,
that filled my heart
with the momentary joy
of present bliss:
perpetual and eternal
is a moment like this!
Paintings by Jim Taylor
January 13 - 27, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 20 2:00 - 4:00
Holly Briesmaster was born in Toronto and received a B.A. in Fine Art from the
University of Toronto. Afterwards, she was a tour guide for the Art Gallery of
Ontario and spent a year studying at the University of Leiden, Holland. She has
exhibited her acrylic and watercolour landscapes and collages in many group
shows (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Art Gallery of Mississauga Juried Show,
Varley Art Museum in Unionville, and Todmorden Mills in Toronto), and has had
several solo and duo shows including The Illuminary Art Gallery and Pteros
Gallery in Toronto, McKay Art Centre in Unionville, and most recently, Gallery
Hittite in Toronto.