Category Archives: Art Show

September 26-27 Art Show and Sale

Just a quick post to let you know about my upcoming show and sale, September 26-27, 2015 at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto. Noon until 5pm both days.

Come and meet Stephanie Barnes, artist at Artscape Youngplace. This will be her final show in Toronto before relocating to Berlin. See how her recent Berlin residencies have already impacted her painting process. Learn about her painting passions, processes, and inspirations.

 

Last Chance to See, Art show and sale

Last Chance to See, Art show and sale

Art at Leaside Public Library

I installed my show, “The Masks We Hide Behind” at Leaside Public Library today, it hangs until August 31, 2015.

Artist Statement for the show:

The paintings in this exhibit were completed in 2013 – 2014, and were an evolution from the unbridled joy and sense of going with the flow of my earlier paintings to a recognition of the masks and layers of expectations that we hide that joy behind. These paintings are about starting to reveal/show that joy to the world; breaking through the masks and expectations.

I hope you’ll go take a look, if you get the chance.

Leaside Public Library is at 65 McRae Dr, Toronto.

Some pictures of the completed hanging: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.988264797860666.1073741845.592798060740677&type=3

 

Quick update–April 24, 2015

Hi,

Just a quick note, I am working on art events for the summer/fall.

There will be an event in July at Eat Your Words Books on Annette Street; I have solo show at Leaside Public Library in August; and I am planning an show and sale for Sept 26-27 at Artscape YoungPlace at Ossington and Queen.

I will post details once I have them.

I am also working on updating my site/pictures. You can always check out informal/studio pics on my Facebook Page, Stephanie Barnes Art

Live Painting at Serendipity Bistro

Yesterday (Nov 15, 2014), I painted live in the window at Serendipity Bistro. I started at 11am and finished just before 1pm. It was fun to see people watching me from the other side of the window, and enjoyable to talk to those who came in to look at my paintings that were hanging up, and take a closer look at the works-in-process.

I have posted pictures over on my Facebook page so you can take a look at them there, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.847966831890464.1073741841.592798060740677&type=1.

 

We Have No Secrets, Oct 2-16 Women’s Art Association of Canada

My artist’s statement for the exhibition:

My creativity evolved from drawing and photography, which were representative, into painting that is an abstract expression of self-discovery.

My painting is what keeps me sane. It is a constant reminder to stay in the present and go with the flow. It is informed by feelings and experiences, thoughts and spirit. It offers a means of expression to thoughts and feelings that cannot be expressed in words.

Even the expression of negative emotions, like rejection, is transformed into joy when translated into paint. This is palpable in the mixed media installation piece present in this exhibition

Rejection evolved from an exploration of “The Masks We Hide Behind” and the “Escape” from those masks and ideas that can be perceived as an oppressing cage. Rejecting the external world and the stifling social conformity, we stop hiding who we are and step beyond that sense of rejection, eventually learning to stand for the truth, regardless of what comes.

Narrative for my mixed media installation called, Rejection:

The piece originates from the society’s rejection of human differences —not allowing the individual to show who he/she really is, whitewashing feelings and beliefs, wants, and desires for acceptance’s sake. It develops into a partial opening towards what we feel, but still subconsciously fearing rejection. In the latter phase of the metamorphosis the rejection is left behind, to ultimately stand in our own truth, openly showing who we are and what we believe in—and accepting the risk of potential rejection.

We Have No Secrets

I will be part of a joint show with Connie MacLeod at Women’s Art Association of Canada–Oct 2 to Oct 16, 2014, details here http://www.womensartofcanada.ca/events/1518/We-Have-No-Secrets-Opening-Reception/2014-10-3.

If you’ve been following my posts on my Facebook page, I will be showing my latest works, so it will be a chance to see them in person.

Hope to see you there!

Le Tour du Monde at Women’s Art Association of Canada

Just to let everyone know, I will have paintings in Le Tour du Monde at the Women’s Art Association of Canada. It opens March 7 and goes until March 25.

Details are here http://www.womensartofcanada.ca/events/1405/Opening-Reception-Le-Tour-du-Monde/2014-3-7

I will be at the opening on Friday night, March 7, 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Hope to see you there.