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Virtual Tour

Until June 8, 2024

“in·ter·re·la·tion” highlights two painters considering the way two or more things related to each other whether systematically dependent or directly influencing the making of the other. Victoria Pearce investigates the complex relationship between nature and humans actions resulting in environmental changes. Through depictions of majestic landscapes that humans admire, Pearce also depicts the critical state of global warming affects. The interrelationship Gerry Jenkison explores is by way of creating abstract paintings. Jenkison discovers and rediscovers the interrelationships between colour, value and line that in return produce stirring abstract paintings.

“in·ter·re·la·tion” exhibition can be viewed in person at 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON. Earls Court Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. The artworks will be featured in the main gallery. All artworks will be featured online starting May 2, 2024.

Join us for the opening reception and meet the artists Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7 pm until 9 pm. No reservations required. All are welcome

Meet the Artists

Victoria Pearce

Victoria Pearce’s most recent series follows the journey of the spirit on the waters flowing thru the Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka, Temagami and the waterfalls of the Bruce Trail. Each piece is a reflection of the healing energy which is part of her morning ritual, paddling or hiking the natural beauty of Ontario. This series reflects her ongoing love of the interconnectedness of water, sky, land and air. The labyrinth offers a perfect symbol for this relationship. The graphic painterly use of complimentary and tonal lines against contrasting grounds is played out in labyrinth patterns which tie together various geographical elements. The mind attempts to make sense of these shifting markings. The viewer attempts to make sense of the pattern and finds all manner of computer chips, tiles, and ancient writing in the forms. Furthermore, she is fascinated by the shifting of colour hues when they are played against each other within these shapes. The coloured ground beneath plays tricks on the eye throughout the process making it a demanding and fascinating undertaking. Born in southern Ontario and a student of vivid colour and spatial contrast, Victoria worked with Doug Morton of York University while doing her undergraduate degree in fine arts. After extensive travel, she turned her attention to painting large scale murals in homes and public buildings. Victoria was absorbed by this work for 25 years, during which time she painted an enormous 4,600sq. ft ceiling to resemble a sky typically associated with the Renaissance period. Victoria has continued to study at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts and the Burlington Art Centre. She currently paints from her studio in Hamilton’s James St North Artist District and lives in her home in Hamilton, with her husband and daughters and dog Sunshine. Victoria is the past Vice President, Program Co Coordinator of Burlington Fine Arts. Her award-winning work is exhibited in Canada and the United States in juried, group, and solo shows. She lives in the Gage Park area of Hamilton with her husband and poodle Mae Mae. A member of Burlington Fine Arts Assoc and past program coordinator for twenty years and past president and a avid member of Ontario Society of Artists. Each of Victoria's surreal florals are set against dramatic skies and appear to be viewed from an ants eye view. They begin with a poem or prayer infusing a kind of mantra, the healing energy that defines her process as a Reiki master.

Gerry Jenkison

Born in the UK, Gerry Jenkison has lived in Canada for most of her adult life. Her earlier paintings were botanical, precise and accurate to the species level. She was a founding member of Botanical Artists of Canada (now dissolved) and a board member and Chair for several years. During most of this period, Gerry lived and worked in Toronto. Leaving the City behind and moving to an old farmhouse in Prince Edward County in 2012 set off a series of transitions in her art practice. Shifting from watercolour and tiny brushes to acrylics and a more painterly style took root, leading, over a decade, to non-representational painting. Its possibilities and scope seem limitless and fascinating – a lifetime of opportunities waiting to be discovered. Influences include contemporary abstract painters Judy Singer and Jenny Nelson. Historical influences include Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Elaine de Kooning. Gerry’s other passion is nature. She’s been a board member of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists for many years and is now its president. This grass-roots organization builds community around learning about and caring for the natural world and encourages the protection of biodiversity.

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