Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Spy Christian Worthington

I was recommended to take a look at a local artist named Christian Worthington. My hubby loves his paintings and we would buy up a bunch if we could. I unfortunately have not been able to attend any of his shows to see his work in person but I have been exploring his art online and I live vicariously through my hubby's descriptions of them. My husband does not get stirred easily and he LOVES Christians paintings. All of his paintings brings feelings to the surface. I look at one and I am scared, another sad, and another calm. I feel power in his work and his images have a story within them. This goes for his abstract paintings as well. I feel like abstract is not the right word because they do not feel abstract. They too have so much feeling that I am sure I am voyeur looking in at an important scene in history. I have chosen my favorite pieces, starting with my hubby's favorite, to post here and I am mourning the fact that my favorites are all ready sold and will be on some one else's wall soon.

I am also very impressed with his background and that his art is a part of private collections around the world. I stole some Christian Worthington details from his website because I am in awe of how studied he is.

"Born in 1976. Attended Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto in 1997. Currently has work in private collections in Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto, as well as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, London UK, and Barcelona.

Independent Study
• National Gallery, London England
• Wallace Collection, London England
• British Museum, London England
• Louvre, Paris France
• Musee D'Orsay, Paris France
• Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Holland
• National Gallery, London England
• Kenwood House, London England
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
• Frick Collection, New York City

Previous Exhibitions and Events
Solo (selected)
• Christian Worthington and Patrick Neufeld, cre8ery, Winnipeg Manitoba (2008)
• Art at the Ashdown, Winnipeg Manitoba (2007)
• Edge Gallery: New Paintings, Winnipeg Manitoba (2006)
• Light Gallery: New Paintings, London England (2006)
• Mennonite Heritage Gallery: Annunciation Series, Winnipeg Manitoba (2004)

Events (selected)
• Shock vs. Awe: The Art of Christian Worthington, Cardus, 2008
• Mention of CW and PN exhibition in IMAGE Journal blog.
• Cover of Presbyterian Record (April 2007)
• Fundraiser for Point Douglas Women's center (2006)
• Studio show 'Faces of the Exchange' with 'Absent Sound' (2006)
• Studio show with 'A Northern Chorus' (April 2006)
• Publication and book launch of "Christian Worthington: Recent Paintings" (April 2005)"

Take a peak into Christian's history and see what feelings he brings out in you.

Christian has a Christmas Art Show Dec 5th - 6th at his studio at 62 Albert St. Times are 11am-4pm. I am going to actually be able to see his paintings in person. I am very excited. He is focusing this Christmas Show towards the $100 - $500 range. Come check them out and see what emotions his paintings bring out in you.

1 comment:

gabelevel9 said...

Beautiful work! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to hear what you think of my mothers artwork here