Sept 7 - Oct 13, 2013
Reception + 3rd Anniversary Party: Sat, Sept 7, 5 - 8 pm
Julia Vandepolder's new series of paintings transition from evocative subjects of collapsing and decayed urban and rural structures to self reflective studies of her own intimate spaces. Her work explores themes of time, loss, transformation and discovery. The richly seductive earth tones and textural surfaces create tension between abstraction and representational elements. The poetic stillness of her interiors is balanced with the direct and raw energy of her brushstrokes; thoughtful studies of shifting light, shadows and colour.
Vandepolder holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Studio Art and Art History at the University of Guelph. She has won numerous awards including most recently the Ellen Langlands' Memorial Award in the INSIGHTS Juried Show, Wellington County Museum & Archives and the First Prize Award in the Juried Art Show, Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia. Vandepolder had a solo exhibition, Viewpoints this past April at the Al Green Gallery in Toronto and a solo exhibition, At the Edge of a Shadow at the Brant Museum & Archives, Brantford. Vandepolder has been continuously exhibiting at public and private galleries across Canada and her work is featured in both corporate and private collections including BMO Financial and Wellington County Museum & Archives, Ontario. She maintains a full time studio practice in Caledon.
This is Vandepolder's third solo exhibition with the Telephone Booth Gallery.
- “Must See Shows.” NOW Magazine. Sept 5- 12, 2013 (print and online)
- Arlene Kaskey: "Capturing fleeting moments." Brantford Expositor. July 17, 2013
- Patricia Gora:“Interview: Shannon Dickie, Julia Vandepolder and Rachel Vanderzwet.” The Artist Project 2013, Canadian Art Connected: ArtSync. April 4, 2013
- Joseph Chin: “Juried Show Honours Artists.” Mississauga.com. January 17, 2013
- Arlene Laskey: “November offers Feast for Eyes.” Brantford Expositor. November 7, 2012.
- R.M. Vaughan: “The Exhibitionist- Dawn Johnston & Kristoff Steinruck, Laura Kreviazuk & Julia Vandepolder, at G Gallery/vsvsvs*”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON. June 10, 2011
BMO Financial Group
Wellington County Museum & Archives
Lincoln Alexander, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Guelph
Private Collections across Canada