Geoff Farnsworth and the Small Walker Press, launch Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the MIWSFPA

Stockholm Interior, 2023. Oil and acrylic on panel, 30 x 24 inches. Image: Geoff Farnsworth.

Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture presents

Geoff Farnsworth: Blurs and Vagueness – An exhibition of small paintings
Sept. 26 to Oct. 22, 2023
Opening reception – Sept. 26, 2023 from noon to 2 p.m.
Museum in the Hallway/Boîte-en-valise
(2nd floor by the Theatre entrance)
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines
Ontario Culture Days event

In partnership with 13th Street Gallery’s exhibition of larger paintings by Geoff Farnsworth running Sept. 23 to Oct. 21, 2023.

Demonstrating a spirit for process, experimentation, and colour exploration, Geoff Farnsworth’s small-sized paintings offer a meditative reflection between figurative and abstraction. They are presented here with small drawings.

Rarely shown to the public, Farnsworth’s drawings form a significant part of his work. They often – although not always – represent a more tightly structured environment. When seen together, his paintings and drawings evoke a fluctuating world of everyday realities and the dreamy fantasies of our imagination.

Geoff Farnsworth studied with the Federation of Canadian Artists (Vancouver chapter), Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Capilano University (Graphic Design & Illustration Program), and the Art Students League of New York. After five years in New York City, Farnsworth relocated to Toronto. 4He currently lives and works in downtown St. Catharines. His paintings have been shown in New York City, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Niagara Falls, Norway, Sweden, and Trinidad.

Curators: Catherine Parayre and David Vivian
Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture

The virtual catalogue for the exhibition is available here:

Small Walker Press book launch:

Photo credits: Annette le Fort; Bernhard Cella

Books and Archives
Presented by the Centre for Studies in Arts & Culture and  Walker Cultural Leader Series

Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Museum in the Hallway/Boîte-en-valise
(2nd floor by the Theatre entrance), MIWSFPA
Ontario Culture Days event

In conjunction with exhibition opening of Geoff Farnsworth: Blurs and Vagueness

Four book designers publish their reflection on Books and Archives:

  • Annette le Fort / Brandon Labelle, Touch and Tender Readings. Books As Archives, a sensory experience at the local library.
  • Seth Weiner, Bernhard Cella, Handmade, an illustrated catalogue of books that do not exist.

Small Walker Press Catalogue Fall 2023

Small Walker Press Book Launch two-pager Fall 2023

A Walker Cultural Leader event.

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