Current exhibits

Jenny Kastner

Saturday, May 26th from 1:00-4:00pm

Gallery On The Lake presents ‘Kawartha Vistas’featuring a collection of new work by local artist Jenny Kastner, running from May 26 through to June 29, 2018, with an Opening Reception and Meet the Artist event on May 26, from 1-4pm.

Kastners’ paintings offer a dynamic interpretation of local landscapes in the region and are an exciting new addition to the contemporary Canadian landscape scene. Her vibrant use of colour and gesture are both bold and captivating and offer a unique take on familiar scenes from the Kawarthas.

“My paintings are an expression of my home, the Kawarthas, a dynamic physical meeting place in Ontario where the granite rock of the Canadian Shield meets the limestone of the Lowlands. I love the power of this landscape, and my paintings act as a portal into that experience of awe and wonder. Gestural and graphic in nature, my work is centred around communicating a particular experience of place by capturing the subtle and apparent movements and gestures found in the

physical environment. I seek to animate my subject matter in an attempt to play up the vibrance of the landscape as I see it.”

Kastner spent her childhood growing up in the landscapes of the Kawarthas. It was here that she developed a sense of wonder for the natural environment that would later inspire her work. Jenny spent hours at an easel from a very young age. She studied Cultural Studies and World History at Trent University, and Arts Education at the University of Toronto, followed by 6 years of teaching in the Kawarthas, before dedicating her time solely to painting.

Jenny Kastner currently paints from her Boathouse Studio on Stoney Lake in Ontario, with her five-year-old son, Finn, and two-year-old, Ozzy with her most of the time. Her work can be found in private collections across Canada and US, France, the UK, South Africa and Australia.

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