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July Art Show: a solo exhibition of recent works by Sarah Carlson

The Steam Whistle Roundhouse Gallery presents SOJOURN, a solo exhibition of recent work by Sarah Carlson. 

The paintings in Sarah Carlson’s SOJOURN are a pictorial mix of figuration and abstraction inspired by recent travels within Canadian wild spaces. Completing artist residencies in both Algonquin Provincial Park and the remote Yukon wilderness in 2016, Carlson responds to her surroundings by embodying the idea of the nomad or visitor. Along with recurring motifs around migration and movement, the primary theme is an examination of the complex and mediated relationships between humans and nature.

Carlson combines personal experiences, with culled images from adventure tourism archives and Canadian art history. Familiar narratives within the landscape painting genre are interpreted with experimentation; featuring vibrant colours, thick oil impasto, luminous acrylic tones, fluid strokes and rendered forms. Throughout the exhibition, Carlson meditates on connections between physical and introspective journeying, presence and transience 

Sarah Carlson, b. 1987, Bitburg Germany, is a Canadian artist working mainly in paint and installation practices. She earned her honours BFA (2009) from the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. Carlson has been featured in Idea Couture's MISC Magazine, interviewed by Feminist Art Conference Toronto and reviewed by Artoronto. She was the spring 2016 artist in residence at Algonquin Provincial Park and has attended residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Can Serrat International Art Centre in Barcelona Spain, and The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in Yukon. Carlson will be pursuing her MFA at OCAD University in Fall 2017.


Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @sarahlizcarlson

About the Steam Whistle Gallery

All exhibitions are open free to the public- Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  Steam Whistle Brewing - The Roundhouse - 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto. (south of the CN Tower) 416 362 2337 x 246.

Steam Whistle Brewing hosts monthly art exhibitions in our Gallery to showcase local creative talent.  Although many exhibitors are established artists, some are showing for the first time.  Steam Whistle does not charge rent for their gallery space, nor is a commission earned on any works that are sold.  At the close of each show, one piece from the show (of the artist’s choice) is donated to our permanent collection bringing further profile to artists through the thousands of visitors to the brewery annually.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, July 05, 2017
End Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Event Type: Art
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing - 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
Time: Opening Reception Wed July 5th 7-10pm; and on display during regular store hours until July 29th.
Ticket: free to the public