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Micheal Zarowsky

ARTIST MICHEAL ZAROWSKY TO HEADLINE NEW EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY ON THE LAKE

Gallery on the Lake is pleased to feature a solo exhibition of recent mixed media paintings by Canadian artist Micheal Zarowsky. The show titled “Journeys Through Natural Light” opens May28th and goes through to June 24th, 2016 .

Micheal Zarowsky – Artist’s statement.

Painting for me is a lot of things, but simply, overall it is the journey. The paintings are places visited, places I was able to lose myself in the world while exploring a particular relationship with it – grounding myself while soaring free at the same time – the point of new beginnings.

As the saying goes, at the still point the dance begins.

The landscapes are meditative in so far that our underlying and connecting commitment

to Nature through them is all about light and water, neither of which can be painted directly

I paint light, atmosphere and the transparency of water to Nature through them. It becomes all about light and water, neither of which can be painted directly:

Treating light as pure source the paintings are an expression / realization of its effects; You can only paint the effects of light. Water being transparent, always different, lets us explore/express it through the very reflections that outline it is movement, try to confine it. The reflected sky above reaching down, the sandy bottom, rocks and grasses all reaching up towards the surface, the changing colours of the forested rivers edges trying to define, shape and contain it. I end up painting everything but the very thing I seek to paint.

Recent successes in the art world:



  • Elected a member of Canadian Society of Artists (CSA) May 2016 ;

  • Already an award winning member, recently elected to the Board of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC),

  • January 2016 - Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, used my new snowfall painting (treeline shadows ) on the cover of their winter issue

  • Oct 23 – Nov 13, 2015 Next : Exhibition at Arts & Letters Club, Toronto:
    my painting “Iris pond” was given the SEDLMAYER-KATZ AWARD


The Opening Reception and “Meet the Artist” will be held May 28, from 1-4p.m.

The Gallery on the Lake is located at 65 Gallery on the Lake Road 3kms east of Buckhorn . Please call 705-657-1108 , 1-888-242-7475 (toll-free)

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