Each month the Window Gallery features work by a local artist, followed by work from our artists-in-residence. Located in our shed, to be viewed from 2nd Street, the Window Gallery is always open.

Elizabeth D'Agostino 
July 10 - 15th

Working with the notion of longing and how the elements within the environment
begin to inform each other, relationships in space and structure are re- purposed
to create new narratives modified by their characteristics and surroundings.

While living in the urban setting of the city, I have become increasingly aware of
my surroundings and the rapidly producing populations and structures that
continually alter the landscape. Closely connected with the natural landscape
outside and within the city has shaped my perspective on nature and how
humans interact with, animals and each other.

My current research draws from the histories of observational and scientific
renderings of Canadian wildlife while developing an understanding of the
management of living things and their interactions with people. As fictional hybrid
forms are organized within each composition, they resemble the familiar
combined with fragments of organic elements and unusual characteristics
displayed as objects of curiosity. The images and objects used are specific to
natural sites, which I have extracted these subjects from the world of nature and
assigned them to new roles within an invented landscape.

Michael Barker
June 26th - 30th 2017

Michael Barker is a Toronto-based photographer specializing in portraiture
and documentary photography. His documentary work explores progressive and
alternative communities, subcultures, and social movements. The cyanotype
process used here was invented by the astronomer John Herschel in 1842. It
is one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic
(image coming soon...)

Robbie Boyes
June 1st- 15th, 2017

I moved to Sointula in the mid 1970's and got work at the Pt. McNeil Boat
Yards and then started working for the local logging company as a
carpenter. I bought property in Mitchell Bay in the 80's and became one of
the town carpenters. I built several houses and renovated several houses.
After a while I realized that I liked the decorative part the best, and so
I did some "dressing up" of homes on the island.  I never liked working in
the rain, so bad weather drove me into my shop where I made deck chairs,
wooden stools, flutes, boxes, and kids toys. I still enjoy the shop when I
have time. I have been fortunate enough to be my own boss most of the time,
and have enjoyed generous support from this community.

Carly Gordon
May 15th-30th, 2017

Both pieces displayed in the Window Gallery are process work for me. Sketching on paper with pen and watercolour is a very simple and fast way for me to get my ideas out, and often there are things I pull from it later. Similar to the sketch, smaller paintings have always been a source of studying for me. Using acrylic paint on the sheer white organza was experimental in the nature of the paint reacting to the fabric. Again, a small process I will take something from.

Each of these pieces will contribute to larger, more developed paintings. From the sketch, the pink hue of the water is very important, and from the painting, the way the acrylic reacts to the organza will be used too.

The mountains are a clear choice for subject matter, as we do not have them in Ontario, where I am from. 

Carly Gordon is a painter from Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Eisert Hall
Sun Gold and Triptychs, May 1st-14th, 2017

This small artwork from 1985 is one piece of a larger project.  The smaller works provided a space for exploring colour, shape and form.  

Eisert Hall is an interdisciplinary artist living in Sointula who uses various mediums and techniques to create a sense of conversation across project themes, such as "nature", "technology", and "identity". 

Dominique Ferraton
Sailboat: 1-9, April 18th-30th, 2017

“Sailboat: 1-9” is a study of shape, shadow and repetition inspired by the ocean and the art of paper-folding. Each of the drawings illustrates one of the nine steps required to make a basic origami sailboat. Folded and unfolded again, the paper reveals nothing more than an increasing number of geometric shapes, repeated as cut-out triangles of various sizes below. 

Dominique Ferraton is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal. Her work explores landscapes, soundscapes, and our relationship with the sights and sounds in our environment.

Roy Small
April 1st-15th, 2017
Patchwork Puppets: Lion, Gopher, Empress of China, Carpenter (from the film, Button Pill), Pretty Polly, Rene Levesque, Queen Elizabeth, Pierre Trudeau, The Law, Joey the Clown, Shadow Figure Dancer.  

Enchanted with puppets since childhood, Roy Small grew up and became a professional  puppeteer, working in theatres, on the streets and in films and television, making puppets, writing plays, designing and building theatres and sets for his own puppet shows and for other companies as well. In 1966, Roy formed his own company with Lynette Maurice called Patchwork Puppets, one of the few professional companies in Canada at the time.  

Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, The Sun is a Light, 32 Miles Across
Three new works presented between March 24th to 30th

Not Waving, But Drowning 
Found Styrofoam

Utopian Lump
Found Styrofoam/Expanding Foam/Found Objects/Ping Pong Balls/Flotsam

The Seagull and The Starfish
Found Styrofoam/Plaster/Acrylic Paint/Starfish/Flotsam

Alex Tedlie-Stursberg is a post-medium artist residing in Vancouver, BC.
Working mostly with assemblage, using various forms of cultural iconography and material appropriation, his practice looks at relationships of value in society, demonstrating their interconnectivity and mutual dependency.