Artscape Wychwood Barns’ Peter McKendrick Community Gallery highlights two local abstract painters in weekend solo exhibitions this September. Local artists Ingrid Kay and Sue Ennis offer art enthusiasts an opportunity to compare and contrast two differing styles of painting and abstraction.
Ingrid Kay’s ReAppearing exhibition is happening t September 13-15, with a special showing for interior designers on the Friday. Her paintings concentrate on abstraction of light and colour with a fresh exploration of surface and texture. Romance, beauty and reverence are moods evoked in Kay’s work through soft, blended colours and layers of forms.
Passion by Ingrid Kay
“I intuitively paint communicating through color adding layers and patterns to build the canvas and create a space you hopefully want to enter,” explained Ingrid Kay for an interview with Village Living Magazine.
In contrast, Sue Ennis presents, Playing with Colour: Abstract Paintings, on display from September 27-29, with an opening reception on the Friday from 6-9pm. Bright colours and abstract forms provide visual texture to her canvases.
Painting by Sue Ennis
“The process of applying paint to canvas or board in an abstract way leads the imagination of the viewer and of the creator to a very personalized interpretation of what the painting is about,” says Sue Ennis, an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists.
The two exhibitions offer other painters and abstract art enthusiasts a chance to see the evolution of technique by local artists. For more information on hours for these exhibitions, please see the Artscape Wychwood Barns’ event calendar.