（《国际艺术新闻网》记者王蕾 、特约记者Kevin Niu多伦多报道）2023年2月25日，“东南西北•七人艺术交流展”在枫叶艺术馆（650 STOUFFVILLE ROADRICHMOND HILL, ON L4E 3P5）拉开帷幕。这次联展由VIVIAN ZHENG策展，迈克尔•戈伦（Michael Goren ），左晋， 傅静， 卢克•拉贝尔-斯塔克豪斯（Luke Labelle-Stackhouse），张雅琴 ，丹妮尔•维什内弗（Danielle Vishnever），周虫等7位画家的70幅作品，通过不同形式和媒介，展现当代艺术的多样性和创新性，探讨人类与时间、空间的关系，为各族裔不同文化背景艺术家提供一个思想交流和合作的平台，探索多元文化艺术的融合以及不同文化与艺术间的相互影响。参展作品包括抽象艺术、写实主义、现代主义等不同的流派。展览将于3月12日结束。
Michael Goren is a Romanian-born artist known for his vibrant and imaginative paintings. He discovered his passion for art at an early age, and his talent was quickly recognized, earning him awards as a young artist. In 1952, he moved to Israel, where he studied architectural design.
After working in Canada as an architect, Goren started his own business and designed numerous homes and buildings in Montreal and Toronto. However, his passion for painting never waned, and he has been creating artwork for the past 40 years.
Goren began his artistic journey with watercolors and has since expanded to acrylics. He draws inspiration from his travels and life experiences, using his imagination to create unique and captivating pieces. Goren’s art is a reflection of his love for life and his dedication to his craft, making him a celebrated artist in the Canadian art scene.
Zuo Jin was born in 1968. Zuo is a contemporary artist specializing in oil and acrylic painting on canvas. Zuo started drawing as a young man; he formed a passion for fine arts, particularly painting. Initially, Zuo learned water and ink techniques and won his first Chinese national painting prize at 19. Zuo started as a self-taught painter who later Pursued formal art education at the China Central Academy of Arts in 2003. Zuo applies his personality and life experience to his paintings. He constantly challenges himself, experimenting with new styles and techniques. Throughout his 30 years of practice as a fine artist, Zuo has painted landscapes and portraits and became most interested in symbolism and metaphor. Zuo’s work is shown and collected internationally by private and public institutions. His work is archived and published on numerous occasions. In 2008, Jin Zuo’s oil on canvas “Sunshine” was chosen for exhibition during the 3rd Annual National Best Young Artists Show at the National Art Museum of China. In 2011, Jin Zuo’s painting “Barcode” was selected to enter 2011’s art exhibition at the Carrousel in Louvre in Paris. It was reprinted in the Salon de La Société National des Beaux-Arts 2011 magazine. In 2012, Jin Zuo’s oil and canvas “Compete” was exhibited in the “Creative Cities” show at the 2012 London Olympic Fine Arts Convention.
Fu, Jing was born in Shanghai and immigrated to Canada since 1998. She is the co-leader of Oil Painting Academy of Canada; member of Canadian Artist Association; member of the York Region Art Council. Jing currently represented by Westmount Gallery in Toronto. Her main exhibitions included the Florence Biennale, New York Art Expo, Toronto Art Expo, The Artist Project etc. Since 2005, Jing has won many awards including Ontario Art Council Visual Art Grant Awards. Her significant collections include the Canadian Counsulate of Chicago and private
Luke Labelle-Stackhouse is a self-taught hard-edge abstraction artist based in Toronto. He has been developing his art practice slowly for the past 10 years. It was only at the beginning of 2020 that he made the decision to begin sharing his work publicly. Growing up as he did, in a world which often lacked adequate adult supervision, Luke was tasked with the responsibility of ensuring his own safety and security. This need for structure and balance in his life has always heavily influenced his work. The meticulously mapped out compositions of his pieces are very graphic and celebrate the structure, order, and peace he looks to add to the world around him. His carefully chosen titles speak to the many universally understood themes he most often addresses: love, lose, gratitude, hope and grief. The pieces offer visual resting moments that achieve a sense of peace in an often chaotic and uncontrollable world. The viewer is always encouraged to immerse themselves in the work where they will find an inner world in which all is still, quiet and safe. Luke has been juried into several summer outdoor art fairs (Riverdale Art Walk, Art Walk in the Square) as well as many gallery group shows both online and in-person (ADC Fine Art, Blue Crow Gallery）。
Young artist Qin with a masters degree and several exhibitions outside of Canada.I approached art. As “Know Thyself” is every artist’s aim in their exploration of the world, I also see a clearer image of myself during my study experiences. I find a gift and inspiration for myself in the art of painting. In November 2013, I founded the first pure oil painting studio in Hainan; from 2014 to 2020, I participated in the Art Exhibition of Returned Artists from Overseas 4 times, hosted by the China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, at Inner Mongolia Art Museum, Hohhot; In October 2016, I participated in the Art Exhibition of Returned Artists from Overseas, hosted by the China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese at the shanghai Meibo art center; In September 2017, I held a solo exhibition at the 798 Art District in Beijing In December 2019.solo exhibition in Mongolia; Immigrated to Canada as an artist in 2022. Now lives in Montreal.
Danielle Vishnever is a Toronto based artist that studied at OCADU. I reflect on the outside world within and I explore new paths and bring to the surface. The canvas is my laboratory oil are my tools. I also have a secret tool that helps me create geometrical shapes to spice up my abstract and landscape works. I hope that my original paintings will add character and joy to the lives of their future owners.
Kathy Zhou, aka BANANATOMY. She is a Toronto-based emerging artist born in Chengdu, China, in 1987. Her work has been shown internationally in Canada, China, Italy, and the United States. Her work negotiates between a shared and collective sense of identities, values, and norms throught playful experiments with material leather. Zhou holds a MA from the University of Toronto(2021). Zhou graduated with BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) in 2017. The same year, she was recognized by the OCAD Career Launcher Price (Drawing&Painting) for her soft sculpture pieces named “Abandon.”
Zhou is currently pursuing her Ph.D. studies at the University of Toronto. She is researching collective inquiry throught critical making. Her recent work comments on the collective human consciousness through experiments on material and creative processes.
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