Re-inventing the Ancient Mosaic Flow in a Contemporary Style
Mosaic is an ancient art form using small pieces (tesserae) of stone, glass, and ceramic set into concrete to create a unified picture. In the Classical Roman and Byzantine eras, people decorated buildings with mosaics depicting geometric, natural, and mythological subjects.
The Italian term “Andamento,” the exhibition’s theme, refers to the visual flow created by the tesserae as they are placed in the design.
Contemporary artists use a freer placement of tesserae to depict their message in a more abstract way. We see anything as possible material to use in our work from rusty metal, driftwood to fibreglass. Today’s artists explore light, texture, and 3-D forms, appealing to the sense of touch, as well as sight.
- Pippa Beck, Ottawa
- Angele Blasutti, Toronto
- Kathryn Spooner Bossy, Haley Station
- Patrizia Brasch, Toronto
- Judy Breau, Toronto
- Roberto Centazzo, Toronto
- Thomas Faires, Toronto
- Jenny May Gifford, London
- Jean Loney, Fergus
- Elena Martoglio, Oakville
- Valerie McGarry, Whitby;
- Mehtap Mertdogan, Toronto;
- Heather J. Smith, Cornwall;
- Amanda Stapells, Tiny;
- Cathy Taylor, Minden;
- Heather Vollans, Brantford;
- Karen Ylitalo, Sudbury
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 26 from 6 to 8 pm
Join us IN-PERSON for the Opening Reception at the Leslie Grove Gallery and Leslie Grove Park.
See the show, meet other artists, bring a friend!
- We will monitor the entry and exit of people from the gallery in accordance with the COVID guidelines.
- We will flow over into the Leslie Grove Park, social distancing for a beverage and conversation.