A Video Walk Through. Long Series.

Here is a video I shot of my part of the exhibition Assembly Lines at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. The Long Series is 1000, 12×12 inch paintings. I think it gives a better idea of what the exhibition looks like than just still photographs.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/36148389″>Long Series. Stephen B. Macinnis</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user6033766″>Stephen B. MacInnis</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Artist panel discussion at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery !

Tonight there is an artist panel discussion at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, and I’m looking forward to sitting down and having a conversation with my fellow artist Sarah Saunders and Damien Worth. The panel will be moderated by curator Pan Wendt.

P.E.I. artists Stephen MacInnis, Sarah Saunders, and Damien Worth will discuss their work currently on display in the gallery. MacInnis and Saunders are featured in the Assembly Lines exhibition, showing through March 4th, and Damien Worth’s solo show Damien Worth: Painted Space is up through January 22nd.

“Aside from their Island backgrounds, Stephen MacInnis and Sarah Saunders have more in common than it might appear at first,” says curator Pan Wendt, who will moderate the artist panel. “MacInnis is a painter, and Sarah Saunders a sculptor who works primarily with ceramics, but both artists share an interest in exploring process, and the stories that surround the making of the work. As for Damien Worth, he is a very articulate young artist, and I think audiences will be very interested to hear what went into his paintings, as well as his explorations of video game technology.”

As part of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s ongoing ArtTalk series, the art panel is free and open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are provided.

Those pre-opening jitters.

We dropped by the gallery to see how the installation was going. The gallery staff were in full gear getting everything just right. The gallery looks great, and the work of the other artists in the show is really impressive. I’m lucky to be in such company.

I’m a little nervous, and that is pretty normal for me. I’m also very happy with what the gallery staff have done. An amazing job.

Installation of the Long Series.

The gallery staff at the Confederation Centre Of The Arts have been very busy the past few weeks installing several exhibitions, and they have done an incredible job. These are a few photos showing installation of my Long Series, and it looks better than I had even hoped for.  I’ll post more photos over the next few days.

Gala Opening and Book Launch

Elaine Harrison Book Launch.

Invitation to the book launch for Elaine Harrison: I am an island that dreams.

The gala opening at the Confederation Centre on Saturday night at 7:00 will also be the book launch for a book of paintings and poetry by the late PEI artist Elaine Harrison. My wife Jane wrote an essay about Elaine’s writing for the book and chose the poems to include. The book is published by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the Acorn Press. We can’t wait to see it, and to see the exhibition at the Art Gallery. There was never a retrospective this big of Elaine’s work in her lifetime.

Elaine Harrison is a painter that more of Canada should know about. She was always an inspiration to me with her strong, bright colours and dedication to painting what she imagined.