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imageZAC KENNY
The Fortune Teller’s Quandary
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 IN

imageZAC KENNY
Windy Thoughts
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 IN

imageZAC KENNY
The Luck Machine
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 IN

imageZAC KENNY
Admist
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 IN

imageZAC KENNY
Make Your Own Waves
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 IN

"There’s a Party in My Paints!" featuring the work of Zac Kenny will be on exhibit from 11 September - 1 November at Navillus Gallery!

#party #paints #painting #colour #pattern #abstractart #abstractexpressionism

Kestin Cornwall, The Flag: Blue Red & White, 2012.
On display at Navillus Gallery until 30 August 2014.

Kestin Cornwall, The Flag: Blue Red & White, 2012.

On display at Navillus Gallery until 30 August 2014.

Navillus Gallery. ICONIC is on until August 30th. Featuring the works of Kestin Cornwall, Francoise Nielly, and The 5 STooGES. Come check it out before it’s gone!

Navillus Gallery. ICONIC is on until August 30th. Featuring the works of Kestin Cornwall, Francoise Nielly, and The 5 STooGES. Come check it out before it’s gone!

Art + Design

At Navillus Gallery, it is our belief that art can make a commonplace environment extraordinary. In our profoundly material modern culture, possessions can help us forge our identities and understand ourselves in relation to the things we are surrounded by. This is especially true of the ways in which we adorn our work and living spaces. Surrounding ourselves with artwork can remind us of our better selves; it is uplifting and inspiring.

Here are some images of inspiring spaces that demonstrate the power of art in interior design …

imageA Pop Art palace
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

imageFloor to ceiling artwork, arranged salon-style
http://theselby.com/

imageColourful artwork warms up this minimalist office space
http://www.design-milk.com/

imageAn eclectic mix of framed and unframed paintings, drawings, prints and photos
http://www.designsponge.com/

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Artist, Lou Patrou’s art adorned studio
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arts/

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Abstract statement piece
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

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Check out http://www.navillusgallery.com/ and http://www.navillusstore.com/ to browse Navillus Gallery’s inventory of artwork to enhance your space and reflect your taste!

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Three Faces
Oil on Canvas
76.8 x 38.2 IN

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Masquerade
Signed Archival Pigment Print on Canvas (Ed. 25)
35.5 x 28.25 IN

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Shanghai
Signed Archival Pigment Print on Canvas (Ed. 25)
58 x 38 IN

Navillus Gallery Presents: Zac Kenny

Navillus Gallery is excited and proud to be hosting an upcoming exhibit of Zac Kenny’s wonderful, whimsical work! Zac is a Toronto-based, contemporary abstract expressionist painter, whose work draws inspiration from the belief that people, emotional states, and opinions can be expressed in abstract ways.

ZAC KENNY
The Fortune Teller’s Quandary 
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 IN

Kenny’s pieces are inspired by a diverse range of interests, including science fiction, quantum physics, psychology, and the environment. The aim of his artwork is not for viewers to attempt interpretations, but to internalize the colours and energy, thus creating their own personal and emotional connection. Kenny gathers his artistic energy through life drawing and is inspired by the process of seeing and drawing, which translates to his work in other mediums. To quote Kenny’s favourite drawing professor, Richard Robertson, “If you are excited about making a mark, that mark will be excited and will be exciting to look at.” The infinite potential of the unmarked surface sparks excitement for Kenny, who begins with an idea, emotion, memory or personality, which generates an initial colour choice and a combination of ideas and intuition to complete the work.


ZAC KENNY
Windy Thoughts
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 IN

Zac Kenny was born in Kingston, Ontario, where he attended the Creative Arts Focus Program. He holds a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, and an M.A. in Art Education from Concordia University, Montreal. Kenny has exhibited across Canada and the U.S.A., including at Gold and Ginger Gallery, Toronto (2013), AKIN Collective, Toronto (2012), Brutopia Gallery, Montreal (2012), The Hilton, New York (2012), Ctrllab, Montreal (2011), VAV Gallery, Montreal (2010), Union Gallery, Kingston (2008), Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto (2007), and Scratch Gallery, Toronto (2007). He will also be exhibiting at Navillus Gallery in September 2014. Kenny initiated a children’s art education project, The Art Room, in 2011 for which he continues to paint and produce. He currently works as a medical illustrator for the McGill University Health Centres.

ZAC KENNY
Wu-Li
Oil on Canvas
48 x 84 IN

Zac Kenny’s work will be on exhibit at Navillus Gallery starting 11 September 2014.

For more images and information on Zac’s work, please visit:
http://www.zackenny.com/
http://www.navillusgallery.com/portfolio/zac-kenny/

ZAC KENNY
It’s 5:00 Somewhere!
Oil on Canvas
24 x 26 IN

The 5 STooGES
LUV NOT WAR
Mixed Media Print
26 X 35 IN

The 5 STooGES
2 Rich 4 Crack
Mixed Media Print
28 X 42 IN

The 5 STooGES
Queen Mother
Mixed Media Print
27 X 40 IN

The 5 STooGES
Hard Man
Mixed Media Print
25 X 38 IN

The 5 STooGES
Beautiful Dirty Rich
Mixed Media Print
48 X 36 IN

Collage

Artists throughout the twentieth century have been using collage elements in their work. Pablo Picasso first introduced collage into his work in 1912, and in doing so began to break down the boundaries between art and life by introducing items from everyday life, such as cloth, rope and newspapers, into his fine art paintings. One of the earliest examples is Still Life with Chair-Caning in which he included an oilcloth that was patterned to resemble chair-caning and a rope frame.

Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Chair-Caning, 1912, oil and oilcloth on canvas with rope frame 

The Berlin Dada group also used collage, or photomontage, to subvert and protest the state of the Weimar republic in the aftermath of the First World War. The fractured, disjointed elements also reflect the tumultuous zeitgeist. Hannah Höch’s Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic reads like a Dadaist summary of the Weimar period, and includes figures from popular culture and politics alongside images depicting the age of machinery, as mechanical production came to dominate life. The use of newspaper fragments also references the dawn of the age of the mass media, when text and images were becoming accessible to all.

Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919, collage of pasted papers

After the Second World War, artists associated with the Pop Art movement also lifted image and text from everyday life for their artworks. Robert Rauschenberg’s work contains a variety of collaged elements, including three-dimensional objects, in his work. He called these works “combines,” as they combined painting, found objects, and collage. One example, Canyon (1959), includes a taxidermied eagle, buttons, and a mirror.

Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959, oil, pencil, paper, metal, photograph, fabric, wood, canvas, buttons, mirror, taxidermied eagle, cardboard, pillow, paint tube and other materials 

The 5 STooGES also make use of collaged elements in some of their works. Cut up pieces of dollar bills are subtly pasted into Love Kills, making a wry commenton the detrimental effect of finance on relationships. Poor Heir uses blank cheques which are then painted over and obscured with a joke about an heir whose rich family is dying around him.

The 5 STooGES, Poor Heir, mixed media print