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jennifer walton

fire, water, ice snow

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september 16 – october 28, 2017

4 0 1 R i c h m o n d S t W, S u i t e 1 2 8 , To r o n t o O N 416-260-2220 • toll-free 1-866-844-4481 a b b ozzo ga l l e r y.co m Member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada


Table​ ​of​ ​Contents   FOREWORD 

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FIRE Blaze 

Brush​ ​Fire

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Conflagration

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Burn

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WATER Moonage​ ​Daydream 

Cosmic​ ​Reflection

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Through​ ​a​ ​Glass​ ​Darkly

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Black​ ​Velvet

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Haze

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ICE Skating​ ​on​ ​Blue​ ​Grey​ ​Ice 

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Blue​ ​Glass

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Reflection​ ​in​ ​Blue​ ​Glass

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SNOW A​ ​Walk​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Snow 

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Night​ ​Snow​ ​Globe

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Conversation​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night

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Into​ ​the​ ​Woods​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night

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Snow​ ​Walk

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Path

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ARTIST​ ​BIO​ ​AND​ ​CV

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PRICE​ ​LIST

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Introduction   Jennifer​ ​Walton’s​ ​visceral​ ​and​ ​vivid​ ​paintings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​a  major​ ​solo​ ​exhibition​ ​titled​ ​‘Fire,​ ​Water,​ ​Ice​ ​&​ ​Snow’​ ​at​ ​Abbozzo​ ​Gallery.​ ​As  outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​exhibition’s​ ​title,​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​matter​ ​spans​ ​the​ ​elements​ ​and  their​ ​forms.​ ​Walton’s​ ​paintings,​ ​rich​ ​in​ ​movement​ ​and​ ​texture​ ​go​ ​beyond  typical​ ​depictions​ ​of​ ​landscape​ ​and​ ​human​ ​figure,​ ​pulling​ ​the​ ​viewer​ ​into​ ​a  tangible​ ​moment:​ ​“I've​ ​been​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​recreate​ ​the​ ​essence​ ​of​ ​an​ ​experience  rather​ ​than​ ​strictly​ ​representing​ ​a​ ​landscape​ ​or​ ​scene.​ ​The​ ​paintings​ ​of  swimmers,​ ​for​ ​instance,​ ​might​ ​evoke​ ​a​ ​sensation​ ​of​ ​weightlessness--a  transcending​ ​of​ ​gravity​ ​that​ ​could​ ​be​ ​liberating​ ​(or​ ​perhaps​ ​terrifying)  depending​ ​on​ ​the​ ​viewer's​ ​own​ ​experience.”    The​ ​idea​ ​of​ ​“essence​ ​of​ ​experience”​ ​lends​ ​itself​ ​to​ ​the​ ​precariousness  of​ ​permanence​ ​in​ ​a​ ​rapidly​ ​changing​ ​global​ ​climate.​ ​This​ ​idea​ ​is​ ​captured​ ​in  Walton’s​ ​work:​ ​the​ ​pieces​ ​acting​ ​as​ ​homage​ ​to​ ​the​ ​beauties​ ​of​ ​the​ ​natural  world​ ​while​ ​simultaneously​ ​honouring​ ​its​ ​fragility;​ ​“Locally​ ​the​ ​experiences  of​ ​snow​ ​and​ ​ice​ ​that​ ​I've​ ​depicted​ ​here​ ​are​ ​much​ ​harder​ ​to​ ​come​ ​by​ ​than  they​ ​once​ ​were.​ ​So​ ​while​ ​each​ ​of​ ​those​ ​paintings​ ​on​ ​its​ ​own​ ​is​ ​a​ ​celebration,  it's​ ​devastating​ ​to​ ​think​ ​that​ ​such​ ​experiences​ ​may​ ​become​ ​a​ ​thing​ ​of​ ​the  past,”​ ​and​ ​the​ ​paintings​ ​of​ ​fire​ ​“represent​ ​a​ ​counterpoint​ ​to​ ​the​ ​paintings​ ​of  water,​ ​ice​ ​and​ ​snow.​ ​I​ ​hope​ ​they​ ​feel​ ​a​ ​little​ ​out​ ​of​ ​control.”​ ​Her​ ​interest​ ​in  painting​ ​fire​ ​stems​ ​from​ ​her​ ​own​ ​experience​ ​escaping​ ​a​ ​forest​ ​fire​ ​while  tree​ ​planting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​late​ ​1980’s​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​has​ ​since​ ​been​ ​a​ ​recurring​ ​theme​ ​in  her​ ​work.​ ​Viewers​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​draw​ ​their​ ​own​ ​conclusions​ ​from​ ​the​ ​show.    Jennifer​ ​Walton​ ​was​ ​the​ ​inaugural​ ​winner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​RBC​ ​Canadian  Painting​ ​Competition​ ​and​ ​her​ ​piece​ ​Conflagration​,​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​this  exhibition,​ ​won​ ​the​ ​Juror's​ ​Choice​ ​Award​ ​at​ ​WADEM​ ​(World​ ​Association  for​ ​Disaster​ ​and​ ​Emergency​ ​Medicine)​ ​Congress​ ​Art​ ​Show,​ ​2017,​ ​Toronto.   


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Blaze​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​30​ ​x​ ​30’’       


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Brush​ ​Fire​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​30​ ​x​ ​30”   


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Conflagration​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​30​ ​x​ ​30” 


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Burn​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​18​ ​x​ ​18”   


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Moonage​ ​Daydream​ ​-​ ​2015,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​40​ ​x​ ​40” 


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Cosmic​ ​Reflection​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​40​ ​x​ ​50”                     


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Through​ ​a​ ​Glass​ ​Darkly​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​30​ ​x​ ​40” 


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Black​ ​Velvet​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​48​ ​x​ ​60” 


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Haze​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​19​ ​x​ ​19”         


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Skating​ ​on​ ​Blue​ ​Grey​ ​Ice​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​54​ ​x​ ​72”       


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Reflection​ ​in​ ​Blue​ ​Glass​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​60​ ​x​ ​72” 


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Blue​ ​Glass​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​54​ ​x​ ​72” 


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A​ ​Walk​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Snow​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​40​ ​x​ ​40” 


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Night​ ​Snow​ ​Globe​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​24​ ​x​ ​24’’  


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Conversation​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​40​ ​x​ ​40” 


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Into​ ​the​ ​Woods​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night​ ​-​ ​2016,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​50​ ​x​ ​50” 


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Snow​ ​Walk​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​12​ ​x​ ​12”         


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Path​ ​-​ ​2017,​ ​Oil​ ​on​ ​canvas,​ ​13.5​ ​x​ ​22’                                 


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Artist​ ​Biography   She​ ​was​ ​the​ ​inaugural​ ​winner​ ​of​ ​the​ ​RBC​ ​Canadian​ ​Painting​ ​Competition.​ ​Her​ ​recent​ ​paintings  Conflagration​,​ ​and​ ​Brush​ ​Fire​,​ ​won​ ​the​ ​Juror's​ ​Choice​ ​Award​ ​at​ ​WADEM​ ​(World​ ​Association​ ​for  Disaster​ ​and​ ​Emergency​ ​Medicine)​ ​Congress​ ​Art​ ​Show,​ ​2017,​ ​Toronto.​ ​In​ ​2007​ ​she​ ​received​ ​an  honourable​ ​mention​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Kingston​ ​Prize,​ ​Canada's​ ​National​ ​Portrait​ ​Competition.​ ​She​ ​has  also​ ​been​ ​a​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​grants​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Elizabeth​ ​Greenshields​ ​Foundation,​ ​the​ ​Canada  Council,​ ​the​ ​Conseil​ ​des​ ​arts​ ​et​ ​des​ ​lettres​ ​du​ ​Québec​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Toronto​ ​Arts​ ​Council.​ ​She​ ​has  attended​ ​artist​ ​residencies​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Banff​ ​Centre​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts,​ ​the​ ​International​ ​Painting  Symposium​ ​in​ ​Baie-Saint-Paul,​ ​Quebec​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Pouch​ ​Cove​ ​Studio​ ​in​ ​Newfoundland.​ ​Her  paintings​ ​hang​ ​in​ ​numerous​ ​public​ ​and​ ​private​ ​collections​ ​and​ ​have​ ​been​ ​shown​ ​in​ ​solo​ ​and  group​ ​exhibitions​ ​in​ ​galleries​ ​and​ ​museums​ ​across​ ​Canada​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​US​ ​and​ ​the​ ​UK.​ ​She​ ​holds  a​ ​BFA​ ​from​ ​Mount​ ​Allison​ ​University​ ​(Sackville,​ ​New​ ​Brunswick)​ ​and​ ​an​ ​MFA​ ​from​ ​Concordia  University​ ​(Montreal).​ ​She​ ​lives​ ​and​ ​works​ ​in​ ​Toronto. 

  SELECTED​ ​SOLO​ ​EXHIBITIONS:  •​ ​2017  `Fire,​ ​Water,​ ​Ice​ ​and​ ​Snow’`,​ ​Abbozzo​ ​Gallery,​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON   •​ ​2015  `Below​ ​the​ ​Surface`,​ ​Abbozzo​ ​Gallery,​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON    •​ ​2012  `Beaches,​ ​Lakes,​ ​Frozen​ ​Ponds`,​ ​Abbozzo​ ​Gallery,​ ​Oakville,​ ​ÒN,  •​ ​2010    `Paintings​ ​for​ ​Two​ ​Seasons`,​ ​Edward​ ​Day​ ​Gallery,​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON,  •​ ​2009    `Jennifer​ ​Walton​ ​Landscapes,​ ​First​ ​Canadian​ ​Place​ ​Gallery,​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON    SELECTED​ ​RECENT​ ​GROUP​ ​EXHIBITIONS:  •​ ​2015​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​New​ ​Oakville​ ​Trafalgar​ ​Memorial​ ​Hospital,​ ​Oakville​ ​ON,​ ​"The​ ​Art​ ​of​ ​Healing"   curated​ ​by​ ​Shannon​ ​Anderson​ ​featuring​ ​Kim​ ​Adams,​ ​Sara​ ​Angelucci,​ ​Jeremy​ ​Borsos,  Edward​ ​Burtynsky,​ ​Susan​ ​Dobson,​ ​Marie​ ​Heintzman,​ ​Scott​ ​McFarland,​ ​Janice​ ​Mason  Steeves,​ ​Naoko​ ​Matsubara,​ ​Julia​ ​Mori,​ ​Janet​ ​Morton,​ ​Tazeen​ ​Qayyum,​ ​David​ ​Rokeby,  Jennifer​ ​Walton​ ​and​ ​Xiaojing​ ​Yan.  •​ ​2014​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​`Alumni​ ​Exhibition`,​ ​Purdy​ ​Crawford​ ​Centre​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts,  Sackville,​ ​NB     COLLECTIONS:  Canada​ ​Council​ ​Art​ ​Bank,​ ​Ottawa,​ ​ON  DuPont​ ​Canada,​ ​Sarnia,​ ​ON  Heenan​ ​Blaikie,​ ​Westmount,​ ​QC  Loto-Québec,​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC  Owens​ ​Art​ ​Gallery,​ ​Sackville,​ ​NB  RBC​ ​Investments,​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON  Sun​ ​Life​ ​Insurance,​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC  The​ ​Agnes​ ​Etherington​ ​Art​ ​Gallery,​ ​Kingston,​ ​ON  The​ ​Robert​ ​McLaughlin​ ​Gallery,​ ​Oshawa,​ ​ON 


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Price​ ​List Blaze 

$4,300

Brush​ ​Fire

$4,300

Conflagration

$4,300

Burn

$2,000

Moonage​ ​Daydream

$6,600

Cosmic​ ​Reflection

$7,400

Through​ ​a​ ​Glass​ ​Darkly

$5,200

Black​ ​Velvet

$8,900

Haze

$2,200

Blue​ ​Glass

$12,000

Skating​ ​on​ ​Blue​ ​Grey​ ​Ice

$12,000

Reflection​ ​in​ ​Blue​ ​Glass

$12,000

A​ ​Walk​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Snow

$6,600

Night​ ​Snow​ ​Globe

$3,200

Conversation​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night

$6,600

Into​ ​the​ ​Woods​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Snowy​ ​Night

$8,000

Snow​ ​Walk

$1,100

Path

$2,200    

*Prices​ ​are​ ​displayed​ ​in​ ​Canadian​ ​Dollars.​ ​Our​ ​best​ ​efforts​ ​are​ ​made​ ​to​ ​show​ ​correct values​ ​but​ ​these​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​change​ ​so​ ​please​ ​confirm​ ​with​ ​the​ ​gallery*


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Jennifer Walton: 'Fire, Water, Ice & Snow' Catalogue  

Catalogue for Jennifer Walton's vivid and visceral solo exhibition 'Fire, Water, Ice and Snow' featured at Abbozzo Gallery from September 18...

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