Stephen Hutchings- Tree and Field

Stephen Hutchings- Tree and Field

MediumSteel with Powdercoat
Dimensions16 x 16 x 1.625 Inches
Value$1,800.00
Opening Bid$1,350.00
Current Bid$1,350.00
Artist Biography

Stephen Hutchings, born in Halifax in 1948, received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto and attended the Ontario College of Art in the early 1970's. His work can be found in numerous museum, corporate and public collections including the Beaver Brook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Museum London, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Department of Foreign Affairs, Scotiabank, Air Canada, Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada. He currently resides in New Brunswick, Canada.

Hutchings has been featured in a number of traveling museum exhibitions across Canada: 2010 Landscapes for the End of Time Travel to 4 museums and gallery, starting at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary Alberta, featuring 8 x 18 ft canvas works with published critical essays by: Colleen Sharpe, Curator of Art, Glenbow Museum, Petra Halkes, writer/curator/teacher/artist, Mary Reid, Director/Curator of Art Gallery of the University of Manitoba and Vincent Varga, Executive Director and CEO of the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatchewan and opened with the Griffin Quartet Ensemble. In 2012, Fury consisted of 6 paintings of storms for the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa Ontario. In 2019, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibited Landscape Tales with a hardcover publication including a forward by John Leroux, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions.

Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings’ academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. A master in chiaroscuro, Hutchings combines 19th Century photographic technique with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas to create images that have a heightened sense of reality. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to 10 such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide.

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MediumMixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions73 x 49 x 2.5 inches framed
ValueSold
Artist Biography

James Lahey is a Canadian artist living in Toronto, ON where he maintains his studio. He completed his BFA at York University in 1984 with studies in Art and Architecture in Italy (1982) through a joint programme with York University, Toronto and Lowell University, Massachusetts. In 1986 he obtained a certificate from the O.M.A. in the preservation of Art and Artifacts. Upon graduation, Lahey negotiated career and vocation, including positions at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, The Power Plant, The Art Gallery of Ontario and Bruce Mau Design all located in Ontario, Canada. Since 1998, Lahey has concentrated exclusively on his painting practice and side projects in photography and collaborative outdoor installation projects.

In 2001, Lahey was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy and was a Member of the Board of Directors at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto 2009 through to 2012, and a past Member of the Board of Directors for Dancemakers. Currently, James is a Member of the Acquisitions Committee for the Photography Drawings Department of the Art Gallery of Ontario, a past member of the Acquisitions Committee for Prints and Drawings at The Art Gallery of Ontario, and a current member of the Advisory Board of PEN Canada.

James Lahey is represented in galleries across Canada, in Britain and the United States where his work can be found in numerous private and public collections. In 2005, the MacLaren Museum installed his “Index” exhibition Mark Kingwell. In 2007, “Index” was installed at The University of Toronto Art Centre. In 2008 James opened one person shows in New York and London where “your imperfect history” was published in conjunction with the exhibition by Flowers U.K. His project, “Guido’s Rhombus” opened at Museum London in the fall of 2009. A catalogue co-written by Ihor Holubizky, Curator of Contemporary Art at Museum London and Dennis Reid, Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario accompanied the exhibition. In 2011, “Eight Days” opened at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto ON. A publication produced in collaboration with Toronto writer and poet Lynn Crosbie accompanied that exhibition. James’ most recent exhibition “Photographs” took place in spring 2013 with a foreword to the exhibition provided by photography artist, Ed Burtynsky.

In 2015, Lahey’s large-scale public project, “Spring”, a collaboration with Concord Adex, was completed. The project’s initial parameters included selected glazing on the tower, the exterior of the roof top mechanical room and a pedestrian walkway, which required the installation of windscreens. The glazing installations start at ground level and continue through to the 36th floor — on the North and South sides of the building in a glass spine visible from both inside and outside the tower. “The Rooftop” project features a pixilated blossom visible from many miles away — from the 401 Highway and from the air. The pedestrian windscreens are 3 separate obelisks positioned near a central set of stairs that lead into the retail level of the tower. A secondary project was developed for the interior public areas where these same thematic concerns have been extended. There is a chromatic shift in these interior installations; while the exterior images are high chroma, the interior images are situated just next to black and white, with only a memory of colour.and published a catalogue of the same name with contributions by art writer Ihor Holubizky.

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