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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Amanda Armstrong

Studio Sixty Six (66 Muriel St) hosts the vernissage of their most recent show, TIME / FRAME, this Thursday evening. This exhibit features the work of two artists, Sharon Katz and Véronique Sunatori. Katz will be presenting some of her mixed media work, which “depict movement/action” and Sunatori her “series of severed and modified frames.”

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Canadian Art

Must-Sees This Week: February 23 to March 1, 2017

Canadian Art Staff

Studio Sixty Six hosts the opening reception for “Time / Frame,” featuring works by Sharon Katz and Veronique Sunatori, on February 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Whose Canada? Indigenous artists respond to Canada’s big birthday

Courtney Edgar

Ottawa-based Oo Aqpik's sealskin works popular at gallery exhibition

OTTAWA—Oo Aqpik started to make art when she lived in Winnipeg and working on the film, Arctic Defenders, with the National Film Board. 

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Mixed Bag Mag

KANATA 150? Critiques #Canada150

Leah Snyder

Countering celebrations of nationalism with alternate narratives. 

Graduating just last year from Carleton University with a Masters in Art History, Rose Ekins has already made her mark on the Ottawa art scene with her ambitious programming at Studio Sixty Six.

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CTV Ottawa Morning Live

CHIN Radio previews Studio Sixty Six's KANATA 150?

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APARTMENT 613

Gallery holiday party & fundraiser supports Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

Danuta Sierhuis

Every year, as part of their mandate, Ottawa emerging artist gallery Studio Sixty Six supports a local charity that is near and dear to their hearts with a fundraiser in the weeks leading up to the holidays

This year, gallery Director Carrie Colton, and Gallery Manager and Curator Rose Ekins have chosen to support the vitally important Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) at their holiday party and fundraiser on Friday, December 8, 2016 from 5-9pm.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: November 10 to 16, 2016

Canadian Art Staff

The objet d’art has often been approached with reverence and veneration in the art world, both physically and conceptually, as something precious and fragile. In Studio Sixty Six’s final show of 2016 “Unholy Objects,” opening November 10, emerging local artists Lea HamiltonKelsey McGruerSusan RostonAllyson RousseauKathryn Shriver and William Staubi play with this sacred notion of the art object.

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The Charlatan

Erupt exhibition makes emotions visual at Studio Sixty Six

Sidney Weiss

Studio Sixty Sixs new exhibit, ERUPT, a collection of photo series produced by graduates from the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa, opened on Oct. 5. The studio was a full house, as the works of Joyce Crago, Judy Morris-Dupont, Geneviève Labbé, and Katy Lopez were unveiled.

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Antidote Magazine

Artistic Eruption

Kayla Miller

Ottawa art gallery Studio Sixty Six’s upcoming exhibition Erupt, opening with a reception on October 5th (6-9PM) features new works from recent graduates of the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO). Located in Ottawa’s Byward Market, SPAO is an independent, not-for-profit school and career college aimed at giving intensive learning experiences and enriching the culture of photographic arts. 

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Apartment 613

ART: Natalie Bruvels' paintings enact vengeance

Brenda Dunn

Natalie Bruvels is standing in front of a 6-foot tall painting of two abstracted lovers, coiled in a passionate embrace. The figures are abstracted, but not beyond recognition. The palate is deeply playful, and a deliberate foil for the darker undertones of Bruvels’ series.

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Canadian Art

Must-Sees This Week: June 30 to July 6, 2016

Canadian Art Staff

“these may (not) be places” explores the concept of place, including both its depictions and its abstractions. Featuring etching, illustration, painting and pyrography, among other media, the group show of Laura Bydlowska, Kathryn Shriver, Alex Thompson,Guillermo Trejo and Joani Tremblay opens at Studio Sixty Six on June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Carrie Colton, Director of Studio Sixty Six

Association of Women Art Dealers

AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, is pleased to announce a new Member to our Virtual Chapter, Carrie Colton.

Carrie Colton has 30 years of experience as a designer, fine art painter, art consultant and curator. She established Exposure Gallery in Ottawa, in 2009 and then in 2013 her current Studio Sixty Six devoted to showcasing emerging artists from in and around the Ottawa region and across Canada. 

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WIDEWALLS

studio sixty six presents group show, "these may (not) be places" jun 30 – aug 27

Posted by Nadia Herzog

the concept of place is explored and presented by its depictions and abstractions. Through print and illustration, artists portray place as a structure, a character of architecture, textures of geography, but also as the idea of space and its memory.

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Alana Latincic

AQNB

alana latincic @ studio sixty six, jun 2 – 25

By AQNB staff 

Artist Alana Latincic will present solo show The game doesn’t start until you say YES at Ontario’s Studio Sixty Six opening June 2 and running June 25.  

Latincic has made a series of digital prints and an installation embodying the personal relationships we have to video games.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: April 14 to 20, 2016

Canadian Art Staff

Slightly unreal locations are mapped in Gabriela Avila-Yiptong’s exhibition “In the Beginning,” which pulls from her own photographs, often collaged with found images and altered, opening at Studio Sixty Six on April 14 from 6 p.m.

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(Photo by Graham Robertson)

FULCRUM

Playing with style and creating conversation in Different Every Time

By Graham Robertson

Art is more than just pictures on a wall—it’s a medium of expression, and every artist has a unique way of expressing themselves and transforming their ideas into something tangible and meaningful.

However, art also communicates who the artists themselves are, and oftentimes the artists learn about themselves while creating a piece. For University of Ottawa visual arts alumna Shelby Dawn Smith, her latest exhibit Different Every Time was all about challenging herself as an artist and creating pieces which reflected her personal growth.

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Shifter Magazine - SPLIT SPIT MOUND by Amanda Boulos

(Image by Shifter Magazine)

Shifter Magazine

EXHIBITION – AMANDA BOULOS’ SPLIT SPIT MOUND

By Daphne Attis

“Painting is like the hardest thing to work with when it comes to narratives because it’s not like a photo. You are manipulating the image so a lot is lost but also, a lot is gained because you spend so much on it.” -Amanda Boulos

 Amanda Boulos couldn’t have been more right with this statement. The Toronto-based artist was able to capture what many couldn’t on camera in Split Split Mound.

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Amanda Boulos

The Charlatan

Split Spit Mound explores identity and conflict

By Meaghan Richens

Split Spit Mound, a painting and video installation by Toronto abstract artist Amanda Boulos, opened at Studio Sixty Six in the Glebe this weekend.

Boulos’ video installation is composed of compiled YouTube videos.

She said she likes YouTube because anyone can publish on it. “You get these banal videos of people doing things—like jumping off of the national monument in Lebanon—and it’s beautiful and weird,” Boulos said. 

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Amanda Boulos, INFO, 2016

Ottawa Citizen

Art exhibits: 9 shows open this week

Kirstin E. Endemann

Split Spit Mound: solo exhibit by Amanda Boulos made the list of exhibitions opening the week of Jan.28 - Feb 4, 2016 to look out for in the Ottawa arts community. 

Stephanie St-Jean Aubre

(Image by La Fabrique Culturelle)

La Fabrique Culturelle

Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre à l’autel du point rouge

La Fabrique Culturelle

Dans son exposition un-sold, Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre aborde avec humour une situation qui affecte tous les artistes : l’accumulation de tous ces objets qu’on a fabriqués et qu’on a pas vendus. Nous la rencontrons au Studio Sixty-Six, à Ottawa, le jour de son vernissage. Elle y a invité les gens créatifs à venir sacrifier une de leurs œuvres pour s’attirer le succès et la fortune, le tout sur un air New Age sirupeux !

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La Rotonde

VERNIS­SAGE ET PERFOR­MANCE : QUAND L’AC­CU­MU­LA­TION COMPUL­SIVE DEVIENT UNE ŒUVRE

Par Myriam Bour­deau-Potvin

C’est litté­ra­le­ment enchaî­née à une pile de projets inache­vés que Stépha­nie St-Jean Aubre assis­tait au lance­ment de son expo­si­tion au Studio Sixty Six. Ses instal­la­tions seront visibles jusqu’au 24 janvier prochain.

 La salle prin­ci­pale est occu­pée d’une part par le bureau de travail de l’ar­tiste ainsi que son « tas » d’œuvres inache­vées, d’autre part par un hôtel sacri­fi­ciel. Pendant la soirée de vernis­sage, l’ar­tiste jouait le rôle de prêtresse en invi­tant les visi­teurs à sacri­fier un vieux dessin, un manus­crit rejeté, un projet manqué ou tout autre morceau d’art inutile. « Nous sommes rassem­blés aujourd’­hui pour réflé­chir à nos échecs et appor­ter notre soutien à ceux qui ont beau­coup… mais qui ont peu », acclame-t-elle à une foule atten­tive et curieuse.

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BARON MAG

33 expositions à voir en janvier

Baron Mag Staff

C’est l’abondance culturelle en ce début d’année 2016 où les expositions se font nombreuses. Baron a épluché pour vous la programmation des galeries et des Maisons de la culture pour vous offrir un panorama détaillé des expos à ne pas manquer en janvier.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: January 14 to 20, 2016

Canadian Art Staff

Ottawa

Printmaking, performance and installation are blended in Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre’s “un-sold,” which has a vernissage at Studio Sixty Six on January 14 at 6 p.m.

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Ottawa Life Magazine

Weekend Roundup for January 8th to 10th

OLM Staff

Many of us try to shy away from our failures or sweep them under the rug. But what’s an artist with a few too many unsold painting to do when those works start piling up? Hold an exhibition, of course!

Lasting until January 24th, Studio Sixty Six is hosting the fascinatingly simple and eye-catching works of Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre in their Unsold exhibit. The nature of the exhibit explores the beauty in failure and second chances.

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(Image by Peter Simpson)

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa's People to Watch 2016: A rich menu of food, music, art and design

Peter Simpson

ART:

Lilly Koltun

Lilly Koltun is a retired civil servant who distinguished herself as a late-blooming artist in 2015.

At Studio Sixty Six in August, Koltun’s interactive execution chamber included a painting of an electric chair, “blood”-filled squirt guns, and an invitation to “Please Feel Free to Spritz the Painting.” It was an unsettling comment on public culpability in capital punishment.

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Ottawa Citizen

Capital! Ottawa favourites in visual arts 2015

Peter Simpson

... And now, 10 more things that I’ll fondly remember from the art scene in the capital region in 2015 . . . 

Distraction, Lilly Koltun, Studio Sixty Six

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Susan Roston sculptures

(Image by Kristina from Good Things Ottawa)

Good Things Ottawa

I’m not sure where it comes from and I don’t consider myself an Artist but when I look at water and sky  and see all the light, textures and movement I get excited and need to somehow re create what I see even though the medium I work with does not have any flow to it I can strive to make it look as if its going with the currents and the wind.  I hate static work that just sits there and stares at you in the face, so movement and elasticity in my work is integral to my process no matter how time consuming or difficult it is. I also rebel against perfection in my work. I think there is room for interpretation when it comes to looking at something that does not meet societal standards and isn’t flawless. 

-Susan Roston on what fuels her creativity.  

This blog is like a curated collection of art that piques my own interest and curiousity, and it’s always a pleasure to meet the artists and see the hands and minds and surroundings where the work comes from.

... read all posts in the series click here, here, and here

 

Canadian Art

Must-Sees This Week: October 29 to November 4, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

Mexico-born, Ottawa-based artist Guillermo Trejo picks up some of contemporary art’s most-popular references in “It is about Plants, Modernism, and Other Things,” which opens at Studio Sixty Six on October 30 at 6 p.m.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: October 8 to 14, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

At Studio Sixty Six, Laura Demers blends photographic collage into painting in “Unknown Destinations,” opening October 8 at 6 p.m.

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(Image by Maitland Shaheen)

Fulcrum

The scientific method: approaching art with a new lens
Maitland Shaheen

Last year, independent art gallery Studio Sixty Six opened for business at 66 Muriel Street in the Glebe. They have since amassed an impressive collection of local artwork and curated numerous successful exhibitions. The gallery’s current exhibit, Approaching Form, features four Ottawa artists, all of them alumni of the University of Ottawa.

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All four artists featured in the exhibit are showing paintings inspired by elements of varying disciplines, including biology, the human body, psychology, and landscape.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: September 3 to 9, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

Work by emerging painters go on view at Studio Sixty Six in “Approaching Form,” which opens with a vernissage on September 3 at 6 p.m.

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(Image by Peter Simpson)

Ottawa Citizen

Review: Take your shot in 'interactive' execution chamber
Peter Simpson - The Big Beat

Lilly Koltun’s Distraction, at Studio Sixty Six only to Aug. 17, is a provocation that deserves a run longer than its scant 11 days.

Koltun, well known as a curator of 30-plus years at Library and Archives Canada and elsewhere, has created a small but effective multi-media experience. Her provocation is not for its own sake, but for the sake of viewers, who in the digital age can easily be lost in the all-encompassing flow of media imagery, particularly of the violent sort.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: August 6 to 12, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

In “Distraction,” artist L. Koltun uses footage of police action and reaction. It’s a topical show, which hopefully tackles the subject with some sensitivity, opening at Studio Sixty Six with a vernissage on August 6 at 6 p.m. 

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Ottawa Life

Take a Look Inside Jordan Clayton
Eric Murphy

If you stepped into Jordan Clayton’s studio, it might take you a minute to find anything out of place. The room in his Toronto apartment has just about everything you’d expect. There’s a wall with giant canvases leaning against it, brushes, a bit of oil paint splattered around, and of course, bacterial cultures growing on the window sill.

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CANADIAN ART

Must Sees This Week: July 16 to 22, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

In “A Dialogue with Taxonomy,” which opens at Studio Sixty Six on July 16, Jordan Clayton focuses on the single-celled organisms (including viruses) that intimately share our lives, often unbeknown to us.

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CANADIAN ART

Must-Sees This Week: June 11 to 17, 2015

Canadian Art Staff

Ottawa

At Studio Sixty Six, artists Nicolas Lapointe and Anna J. Eyler open a two-person show, “Between Différance, and Now,” which references Minimalism to explore “shared understandings of the sacred that have existed over time and across cultures,” and has a vernissage on June 11.

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Fulcrum

Artist's muse is skin deep - How the flaws and subtleties of the flesh bring out Sabrina Chamberland's artistic eye
Jessica Eritou

Taking some time to figure out what passion to pursue in school has paid off well for Sabrina Chamberland.

In 2007, Chamberland came to study geography and environmental studies at the University of Ottawa, prompted in part by her grandmother’s advice to go into government work. By the time she was in her last semester in April 2011, she knew it wasn’t a fit.

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Ottawa Citizen

Discomfiting photographs of the human body
Peter Simpson

The rising Ottawa artist Sabrina Chamberland is skilled at simultaneously drawing in viewers while discomfiting them. The University of Ottawa student’s photographs have already been exhibited around town, and a new show at Studio Sixty Six (202-66 Muriel St.) demonstrates further Chamberland’s determination to turn the human body into something that can at once “attract and repulse.”

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Glebe Report

Studio Sixty Six reprises uOttawa artists' showcase - SURFACING II
Morgan St. Laurent

The University of Ottawa Group Exhibition SURFACING II is a new art exhibition at Studio Sixty Six on Muriel Street.

University of Ottawa professor Michael Orsini curates the exhibition; designer Carrie Colton is the gallery director. They both have a strong belief that art should be an accessible and necessary element to life - not only for collector's or art buffs, but for everyone.

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Ottawa Citizen

The art of U of O grads hangs in new exhibition in the Glebe
Peter Simpson

Surfacing II, opening Oct. 9 at Studio Sixty Six (66 Muriel Street in the Glebe), is an opportunity to see the strength of art coming from the University of Ottawa’s fine arts program.

Eight graduates and undergraduates from the BFA program will explore a range of media to investigate the idea of “what lies beneath the surface?” The eight artists include Stanzie Tooth, Laura Demers and Jessica Bell, who was shortlisted for the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

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The Charlatan

Studio Sixty Six shows off new talent
Katie Yamamoto

Glebe art gallery Studio Sixty-Six’s newest photography exhibit, The New Photographers, highlights emerging talent across North America, according to the gallery’s curator Carrie Colton.

Colton said she was enthusiastic about the six emerging artists whose works were selected from a number of applicants. The artists themselves are from all over North America, and though they all work in with photography, each artist has a unique style that immediately sets them apart, Colton said.

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Ottawa Citizen

U of O Art Grads Shine
Peter Simpson

Surfacing, an exhibition of work by fresh-minted graduates of the fine arts program at the University of Ottawa, is new work by new artists in a new space, the recently opened gallery Studio Sixty Six in the Glebe.

There’s no telling yet which of the young artists will survive in the art world, as early signs of greatness can fade away just as easily as an early lack of spark can later burn brightly. As exhibition curator Michael Orsini says, “the art world is cruel.” All a recent arts grad can do is to work hard and keep learning — always learning, forever.

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Good Things Ottawa

PUSH: The New Printmakers

Our mandate is to show emerging artists within the 1st 10 years of their exhibition careers who are on a serious professional art producing path. 

What inspires me are artists that have these qualities: emotional resilience, tenacity, determination, discipline, passion, vision - combined with talent, which is very rare, but has come together in spades through Guillermo’s curated show PUSH: The New Printmakers!

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Girl About Town

Art at Home with Carrie Colton
Katharine Cornfield

Graphic designer, interior decorator, and accomplished painter Carrie Colton is passionate about the power of art to transform personal spaces.

Free of pretension, she believes art doesn’t have to be expensive or ‘important’ to elevate one’s surroundings, it just has to be original. It’s the effort, raw materials, and creative energy of the artist that generates the real impact, she explains. For Carrie, this elusive spirit truly brings a room to life.

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Girl About Town

Art at Home with Carrie Colton
BUY WHAT YOU LOVE

 Awhile ago, I shared a tour of professional designer and fine artist Carrie Colton’s home. You may recall, the space was filled with original art, lovingly accumulated over a lifetime of careful collecting. Her love of art also extends to her professional work, and she has recently opened her own gallery and event space, studiosixtysix. Today – in her own words – Carrie offers even more insight into her very personal philosophy of art at home, along with a closer look at some of her favourite works. I’m sure you’ll find her perspective both refreshing and inspiring. -Ed. 

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