Associate members benefit from The Red Head Gallery’s continued role as a forum for dialogue and exchange about contemporary art practices through exhibitions, and member events. The Red Head Gallery facilitates a sense of community: to meet other members involved in the visual arts, to network, socialize, and to create discourse.
Gabrielle de Montmollin began her career in television and film before switching her interest to still photography. For many years she worked exclusively with black and white film photographing throwaway plastic toys and dolls arranged in constructed, fantasy settings. She developed darkroom manipulations using extreme bleaching and painting and drawing on paper negatives. Since realizing that digital photography did not provide her with the same creative possibilities she has been working with mixed media blending painting, drawing and montage elements with digital prints.
“My art is based on imagination; I am interested in telling stories, play and mystery,” she writes in her artist statement. At times, in addition to her personal imaginings she works to find visual expression for her feelings about social justice issues and politics, as she did in her series, Stephen Harper Hates Me exhibited at The Red Head Gallery in May 2013.
Her series We Shall See What We Shall See, exhibited at The Red Head Gallery in May 2016, further explored the Canada we live in, this time through the medium of lenticular prints and black and white photographs.
Gabrielle de Montmollin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Belgium, Italy, France and The Netherlands.
Canadian artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990's, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY and “DKRM” at DAM Gallery, Berlin. For the month of March, 2016, her work will be showing on 45 Jumbo monitors in Times Square, NYC, every night as part of the Midnight Moment program curated by Times Square Arts.
‘Mountain Light/Time’ is an animated GIF of a speedy sunrise over mountain tops with each loop timed to match the duration of a deep breath. A virtual inhalation and exhalation of mountain air and light. The work was selected by Times Square Arts for their ‘Midnight Moment’ running every night in March, the piece will form a brightly lit collage across Times Square, taking over the massive screens each night for three minutes at midnight.
Through a series of installation works Maralynn explores patterns and forms in the landscape, while using a variety of materials that simulate the morphological transitions of nature in relation to the body. She sets up theatrical spaces where painting, textiles, sculpture, layered texts and photo/video works with sound create a more tactile and visceral presence of natural forms in transition.
Maralynn Cherry is a non-status Odawa artist, writer and independent curator whotaught for 14 years in Cultural Studies at Trent University and was the Curator at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington for seven years. She continues to write and explore sites, mapping natural histories of the landscape through her Ecological Diaries at Cataraque Creek in Kingston to more recent documentation of rivers from the head waters of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Robin Pacific's work has spanned thirty years and a wide variety of media. She has produced artworks encompassing painting, drawing, video, installation, performance, and numerous community based collaborations.
She is currently working on TheFAST Campaign, a series of art projects with, and in support of, garment workers in Bangladesh, culminating in a consumer campaign for FAIR living wage, ADULT labour only, SAFE working conditions and paid overTIME.
In 2013 Robin completed a Masters in Theological Studies at Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology, and currently has a one-day-a-week practice as a Spiritual Director.
She also holds a PhD in English Literature from York University.
Dianne Pearce (St. Thomas, Ontario) holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has received grants from many funding bodies in Canada and Mexico. The artist has exhibited extensively in both Canada and Mexico, and has participated in two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Internationally, Pearce has shown in Paris, Madrid, Marbella, Milan, Miami, Chile and Argentina. She has curated two international exhibitions: Anatomical Permutations: Ten Canadian Artists and Sticks and Stones. Pearce taught post-secondary art for ten years at Endicott College, Iberoamericana University and the National School for Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking La Esmeralda all in Mexico City. She is currently curator of public programs for Museum London, Canada.
Xiaojing Yan is a Chinese-Canadian artist working and living in Toronto area, ON. She received her M.F.A on Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA and B.F.A from Nanjing Arts Institution, China. As an artist migrating from China to North America, both her identity and her work pass through the complex filters of different countries, languages, and cultural expectations.
Yan’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Yan has exhibited at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville; Mississauga Art Gallery, Mississauga; Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto; TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary; Plug In Contemporary, Winnipeg; Surrey Art Gallery,Surrey; Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford; Artspace, Peterborough; and many more. Her work was included featured at Art Toronto twice in 2012 and 2014. Varley Art Gallery in Markham, Ontario will present her major solo exhibition in 2017; and Suzhou Museum will present her first solo museum exhibition in China in 2018.
Yan’s work has been included in many collections, Cloudscape piece is recently collected by Seneca College at Newnham Campus, Toronto. Moon Gate, a public sculpture, is recently commissioned by Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China.
Yan is also a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the 2013 Mandarin Profile Awards of Fairchild TV, Project Grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts, and The Chalmers Arts Fellowship and Mid-career Grant from Ontario Arts Council.
For her portfolio please visit her website.