Articles tagged with: Geoff Farnsworth; Blurs and Vagueness

  • 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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