Mark Berens, my friend from OCAD was exhibiting and offered free tickets for the show. I'm so glad we went, and the weather was amazing, even for a lake shore walk afterwards. Thanks again Mark! :-)
Here are some of Mark's paintings of Canadian landscapes that are full of texture, rhythm and movement.
I also liked the intricate little machines of James Paterson. Ben loved them too and tried to make them move.
I loved the graphic, illustrative quality of Bill Keast's work. The yellow leaves just transport you right in the middle of a sunny fall afternoon.
I also liked the whimsical paintings of JoEllen Brydon, especially the snowy scenes.
Of the abstract painters I really liked the paintings of Claire Desjardins. It's funny, because on the way to the show we were chatting with a gentleman on the streetcar, who was visiting her and I took note of name to come by her booth.
Ben with a chair sculpture by Rushdi Anwar
And a nice walk by Lake Ontario