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Julia Vandepolder, Brian Harvey

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Backhouse (Privy), 2011, oil on panel, 48 x 64" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Crowsnest (Debris) II, 2011, oil on canvas, 38 x 48" SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Rolling Wood Bundle, 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 24" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Study (abandoned room), 2011, oil on Mylar, 24 x 36" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Study (tiles), 2011, oil on Mylar,17.5 x 12.5" (detail) SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Study (pink), 2011, oil on Mylar,13.25 x 17.5 (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Untitled (beams), 2011, oil on panel, 32 x 24" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Study (wood), 2011, oil on Mylar,13.25 x 17.5 (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Split, 2011, oil on Mylar,12 x 10" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Study (yellow brick, heat pump), 2011, oil on Mylar, 6 x 11.5" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Bug Holes (study), 2011, oil on Mylar, 10 x 17.75" (detail)

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Jut Out-In (study), 2011, oil on Mylar, 9.5 x 18" (detail) SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Stairwell 1, 2011, oil on canvas, 8 x 8" (detail) SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Remnants 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 6 x 6" SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Remnants 2, 2011, oil on canvas, 6 x 6" SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Untitled, 2011, oil on panel, 6 x 8" (detail) SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Table-top (study), 2011, oil on Mylar, 10.5 x 17.5" (detail) SOLD

Julia Vandepolder

Julia Vandepolder: Traces Series 1, 2011, oil on panel, 8 x 6" (detail) SOLD

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: King Street East (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 28 x 48"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Dundas Street East at Ontario (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 30 x 40"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Dundas and Keele Northwest Corner (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 36 x 60"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: McCaul Street Corner (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 18 x 24"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Dundas and Keele, Southeast Corner (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 24 x 36"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Lower Sherbourne Rail Bridge(detail), 2011, oil on panel, 18 x 24"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Dundas Street East at Broadway, 2011, oil on panel, 9 x 15" SOLD

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: King Street East at Pembroke (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 8 x 16"

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey: Dundas Street East at Bellwoods (detail), 2011, oil on panel, 9 x 15"

Reception images

 

Julia Vandepolder - Curriculum Vitae

Julia Vandepolder’s recent paintings are an investigation of abandoned and collapsing urban and rural architecture. She explores the intricacies and details of these spaces, focusing on the remaining structures which are often extensively patterned through weathering and decay. The rich surfaces of her paintings capitalize on the tension between representation and abstraction, inside and outside, what is hidden and what is visible. Abstract accumulations of line, colour and texture tentatively coalesce into the jagged contour of a beam, a corroded pipe or a pile of bricks. This exhibition features selected large scale works on panel as well as small studies and works on Mylar.

With a focus on Studio Art and Art History, Julia Vandepolder earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Guelph in 2009. She recently won the Founding Chairman’s Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Centre. Vandepolder has been continuously exhibiting at public and private galleries across Ontario and her work is featured in several private collections. Julia Vandepolder maintains a full-time studio at the Alton Mill Art Centre in Caledon.

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Brian Harvey - Curriculum Vitae

Brian Harvey`s paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane. His subject matter includes household objects, interior spaces and urban landscapes. In his current work, Harvey focuses on “remnants” of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Having lived a stone’s throw from the gallery, Harvey is very familiar with The Junction, a neighbourhood located in Toronto’s west end, which is featured in several of the paintings. Harvey is emotionally drawn to buildings which endure and are connected to the past; holdovers which are often ignored or forgotten about altogether. Through painting, Harvey has the opportunity to examine and study these buildings before they are gone.

Initially pursuing digital media and animation at Seneca College, Brian Harvey continued his studies in painting and drawing at Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, The Art Centre - Central Technical School and he is currently pursuing a degree at OCAD University, Toronto. He has been exhibiting extensively for over a decade and has devoted himself to painting full-time since 2007. Brian Harvey lives and works in Toronto.