Shows and Events
December 4, 2014: Opening Night Fundraiser Open Studio 30th Annual Artist Proof Sale & Open House, Toronto
Sale continues to Saturday, December 20, 2014

 

Loree Ovens, Skyline #6, 2014, Mixed print technique & stitching on Washi, 10" x 8".

November 30, 2014: Washi Artists Sale, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, 11:00am - 5:00pm

 













November 25, 2014: Teaching monoprint class at Open Studio, 6:30-9:30pm.
Another monoprint class is tentatively scheduled for January 27, 2015.
November 25, 2014: Mistletoe Magic, 25th Annual Silent Art Auction of Affordable Art Works
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
Preview: November 25 - December 4, 2014 (Bid or buy during the Preview)

October 24-27, 2014: Art Toronto 2014
Open Studio Booth, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
Further details at: www.arttoronto.ca

 












Loree Ovens, Light Passage, 2014, screen on Japanese paper, 24" x 18".

September 26 - December 28, 2014: Outskirts
Group show, curated by Melanie Egan at the Harbourfront Centre (Bill Boyle Artport), Toronto
Opening: Friday, Sept. 26th 6:00-10:00pm.
For more information please visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2014/visual-arts-exhibitions-fall-2014/

 












Loree Ovens, Outskirts installation, 2014, etched aluminum & patina.

July 5, 2014: Loree Ovens featured on CBC's Our Toronto segment on Washi
www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Toronto/Our+Toronto/ID/2471837953/?page=5

 










May 15, 2014: 100 Prints, Open Studio's Annual Fundraising Gala
Palais Royale, Toronto
February 27 - March 23, 2014: Ebb and Flow
David Kaye Gallery, Toronto
Meet the artist: Saturday, March 1, 2:00-4:00pm
Loree will also be at the gallery from 2:00-4:00 pm, Saturday, March 15th
In my studio I keep a small collection of stones that I have gathered over the years.
My favourite is a dark grey rectangular stone that has many intricate ivory lines wrapping around it,
as if it was thread spun protectively around a spindle. Wondering what metamorphic forces formed this rock
and its evolution began the inspiration of this body of work. I also pictured the ebb and flow of the tide,
the continual back and forth of the waves slowly altering the shoreline over time.
I imagined the stone as my anchor steadying myself against the current as I too evolve and change.
I continue to be intrigued by patterns, architecture and tactile nature of forms. The work in the show includes
sculptural elements, etched metal pieces, and prints.

 








Loree Ovens, Invisible Cities, 2014, etched aluminum & patina on wood panel, 6" x 12"

 

December 2013: Loree Ovens mini show
Second Cup, 324 Bloor St West (east of Spadina Rd), Toronto

 









Loree Ovens, Indigo Field Study AP 1, 2013, copper etching, drypoint, screen, collagraph, acrylic & stitching on Kozo card, 6" x 8"
December 5, 2013: Opening Night Fundraiser Open Studio Artist's Proof Sale & Open House, Toronto
Sale continues to Saturday, December 21, 2013

November 29, 2013: Holiday Print Sale, 8th annual fundraiser for Atelier Circulaire, Montreal
The show continues to December 14, 2013

November 28, 2013: Mistletoe Magic, 23rd Annual Silent Art Auction of Affordable Art Works
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
Preview: November 19 - 28, 2013 (Bid or buy during the Preview)

November 23, 2013: Boundless and Borderless official Toronto launch
Art Gallery of Ontario, The Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre
A portfolio exchange between Open Studio, Canada and Sydney Printmakers, Australia

November 1 - December 1, 2013: Tosa Washi Show, a group show organized by Nancy Jacobi of the Japanese Paper Place
Kochi Marugoto, Ginza area of Tokyo

August 28 - September 1, 2013: Boundless and Borderless, Open Studio and Sydney Printmakers Portfolio Exchange
Impact 8, Open Portfolio, Dundee, Scotland

July 4 - August 3, 2013: Just a Dream…
Group show with Peter Barelkowski, Magdolene Dykstra, Loree Ovens, Marcelo Suaznabar
at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON

 












Loree Ovens, West Courtyard, 2011, copper etching on Washi, 10 x 8 inches

 

June 6 - 28, 2013: A Commitment to Washi: Explorations by Canadian Artists
Japanese Paper Place Gallery, Toronto
Exhibition will travel to Japan at later date
Further details at: www.japanesepaperplace.com
May 16, 2013: 100 Hundred Prints, Open Studio's Annual Fundraising Gala
Palais Royale, Toronto
May - September 2013: Boundless and Borderless
A portfolio exchange between Open Studio, Canada and Sydney Printmakers, Australia
May 4 - June 16, 2013 at Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
Further details at: www.whitbystationgallery.com
June 22 - July 6, 2013 at Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, Australia

    
























Loree Ovens, Journey, 2013, screenprint on BFK, edition of 50, 15 inches x 11 inches

 

May 3 - 31, 2013: Material Muse: Japanese Paper Inspiring Print
curated by Sigrid Blohm, Japanese Paper Place
Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm. Reception: Friday, May 24, 6 - 8 pm, Japanese Paper Place Gallery, Toronto
Also exhibited in March 2103 at SAFI Studios Exhibits, Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference, Milwaukee, WI










     









Loree Ovens, City Plan #13, 2013, etching, drypoint, screen, collagraph, konnnyaku & machine stitching on Washi, variable edition of 3, 10.25 inches x 16 inches
October 26-29, 2012: Art Toronto 2012
Open Studio Booth, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto
Further details at: www.arttoronto.ca

June 7, 2012: Japanese Paper Place 30th Anniversary
Open House and Pop-up Studios, 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Further details at: www.washisummit.com




            













Loree Ovens, Pocket Journals, 2012, mixed media on various papers, 2.75 x 4.75 x 1 inches

 

February 2 - June 9, 2012: Urban Nature, Open Studio Group Show
Malton Airport Gallery, at the Toronto Pearson International Airport
For more information, visit the Toronto Pearson Changing Exhibits at Terminal 1 webpage

     




















Loree Ovens, Uprooted, 2012, hand-tinted collagraph, 35 x 23 inches
May 17, 2012: 100 Prints, Open Studio's Annual Fundraising Gala
Palais Royale, Toronto
February 2012: Launch of Ensemble Polaris, Uncharted Waters CD
Created CD artwork
For more information: www.ensemblepolaris.com

 















January 26 - 29, 2012: Open Studio at Interior Design Show 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
September 15 - October 22, 2011: Temporal Passage: Loree Ovens Solo Show at Open Studio
George Gilmour Members' Gallery, Toronto
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Temporal Passage explores the concept of time as a fluctuating geography.
Depicting a journey in search of greater awareness, Temporal Passage serves as a pictorial notebook
through abstract landscapes. This body of work primarily focuses on intaglio techniques
on Japanese paper, however in her own practice, Ovens works in a variety of media.

 


















Loree Ovens, Tapa (detail of work in progress), 2011, intaglio & acrylic on Japanese paper, 24" x 28"

 

June 2 - 26, 2011: Loree Ovens and Tawny Maclachlan Capon at David Kaye Gallery
New mixed media work, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto
Meet the Artists: June 4, 2011, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 









Loree Ovens, Light Catcher, 2011, mixed media on Washi on wood, 4" x 3"
February 23 - March 3, 2011: Textile Museum of Canada 2011 BMO Financial Shadow Box Event
Artists' Reception, which will be held on Wednesday February 23, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, 6:30 pm, Tickets $35





















January 27 - 30, 2011: Open Studio Print Sales Program at the Interior Design Show 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
North Exhibit Level 300, Studio North, Booth SN-16
Interior Design Show 2011
Exhibiting Artists
Sally Ayre, Mary Baranowski-Lowden,Susan Cunningham, Isabelle Hémard,Geneviève Jodouin, Lorna Livey,
Liz Menard, Wendy Morosoff Smith, Suzanne Nacha, Emma Nishimura, Loree Ovens, Endi Poskovic, Tammy Ratcliff,
Irina Schestakowich, Catherine Stewart, Celeste Toogood, Laurie Zinkand-Selles

 



















Loree Ovens, Migration Pattern #1 (detail), 2011, 12 x 24 inches
December 2, 2010: Opening Night Fundraiser Open Studio Artist Proof Sale & Open House, Toronto
Sale continues to Saturday, December 18, 2010




























October 14 - November 14, 2010
Lost City Archives: etchings & encaustics, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto
Some works from this show are still available for sale at David Kaye Gallery.

     




















Artist Statement
Tension and vibrations are formed between lines
and objects producing surface energy, where everything is temporal.

Architecture forms a sense of language that is deeply embedded
into our experience of place and collective memory.
Spaces, both real and imagined, create memory maps
that link the experiences of our lives together.
Lost City Archives represents a quiet solitude of a fantastical place.
The work combines intricate linear graphics that form an overall calming
sense of order and balance. It is a culmination of trips not yet taken
in search of roots and connections. It resides in the imagination,
caught in glimpses out of the corner of the eye.
For many years this place has been revealing itself to me in fleeting moments.
I have an unexplained familiarity and passion towards cultures and places
that are not part of my genetic make up. In hopes of gathering more pieces
of the puzzle, Lost City Archives is an exploratory journey of these moments.

 

All images and writing are copyright © of Loree Ovens