Melanie Colosimo + Charley Young
January 10 – March 8, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday January 17 from 2-4pm.
ARTIST’S TALK & WORKSHOP Saturday February 28 from 2-4pm. Following a discussion of her work, Young will lead a
workshop exploring textures through the art of frottage.
Beautiful Illusions presents works in graphic media by two young Nova Scotian artists. Colosimo’s principal practice is drawing; Young favours drawing and indexical techniques, such as casting and monoprinting. For both, materials and process are key determinants of the meaning of their works. Themes of memory, transitory states and trace imagery pervade their art.
The title of the exhibition evokes the realism with which each artist renders subjects such as the façade of a wooden shack, a range of mountain peaks, or the intricate patterning of twisted wires in a chain-link fence. Virtuosic mimicry is not the only point of such images, however; “failures” such as smudges and anomalies of scale disrupt the illusions and remind viewers of the usually compliant but sometimes faltering hands and memories upon which the illusions depend.
Top 30 Under 30- 2014
A list complied by Art Info outlining the top 30 artist's in Canada, under the age of 30.
Arctic Circle Program
June 13- 30th, 2014
Charley will be participating in the unique residency of the Arctic Circle Program. Sailing on a traditionally rigged Barquentine ship, international artists and scientists will work independently and collaboratively among the majestic Northern landscape.
The Banff Centre
Sept- Nov. 2013
This Fall Charley will be an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. She will be developing a series of site oriented artworks that will interact with embedded ruins of architecture in the region.
Exhibition at Studio 21- Halifax Nova Scotia
August 23- Sept 12, 2013
Two person show with artist Katie Belcher at Studio 21 in Halifax will showcase recent works on mylar.
Phantom Limb on Tour with Musician Jenn Grant
This Fall the work "Phantom Limb" will be traveling with Nova Scotian Musician Jenn Grant during her cross Canada tour and serving as the backdrop for her live performances.
Spark Box Studio
This spring Charley will be an Artist-in-Residence at Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She will be developing prints that are both conventional and unconventional and utilizing the small town environment during her stay.
Craig Gallery Exhibition
Charley will be exhibiting recent work created during her residency at the Vermont Studio Centre in Feb. 2013. This exhibit will include mixed media drawings, image transfers, prints and small sculptures. http://www.alderneylanding.com/gallery/current_upcoming_exhibits.html
Vermont Studio Center
This February, Charley will be attending the Vermont Studio Center for a one month residency. Located in Johnson Vermont, the VSC is a world renowned residency program featuring artists from around the globe. During this time Charley hopes to explore ideas of location through experiments with ice.
Nova Scotia Talent Trust
Charley was the recipient of the Charlotte Wilson Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, presented by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust at a ceremony at Government House, in Halifax NS on December 17, 2012. The Lieutenant Governor’s Award is awarded to a recipient who demonstrates exceptional commitment and potential to become an established artist. The Charlotte Wilson Hammond/Visual Arts Nova Scotia Award is awarded to a recipient who shows exceptional commitment and potential in the field of visual arts.