Charisma: Spring 2024 Exhibition

Launching Crescent Hill’s spring collection of original artwork

April 26 – May 24, 2024
Opening Event: Friday, April 26, 6-9pm
Crescent Hill Gallery, Mississauga

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Crescent Hill Gallery’s annual spring exhibition showcases new work by their gallery artists demonstrating the brilliance of our local art community. The collector’s preview on April 26, 6-9pm allows those in attendance a first look at their Spring collection before it goes live online. Many of the participating artists will be present to speak about their new pieces. The gallery will also introduce the work of Bruno Capolongo and Mary Philpott. There will be live music, a live painting demonstration, and light refreshments will be served.

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Curatorial Statement:

Charisma is a quality allied with talent and other gifts that have, over the centuries, been perceived by the admiring beholder as beyond the attainment of normal people, as supernatural, or divine. Charisma can also be found in works of art, in the figures and subjects of paintings, sculpture, and installation, imbued with the power and presence of the artist. The works, admired by art enthusiasts and collectors, have a reverence all their own, inspiring the same sort of admiring wonder. That certain “je ne sais quoi” or undefinable quality creates magnetism and attraction. The artwork exhibited at Crescent Hill Gallery has been known to affect collectors and visitors similarly. The artist’s charisma transfers to the painting and reflects in the eyes of the admirer. To each art lover, their preference, and at Crescent Hill the quality of work on display allows the viewer to get lost in their memories, reminiscing on a narrative, colour, figure, form, or design that brings into view a powerful feeling of connection.

Tracing where the artist has been and where they have touched the canvas unlocks a journey for the viewer to follow. It considers inspiration and appropriation and creates a narrative of strung-together moments that can resonate with the viewer. If the collector acquires the piece, their relationship with the work will grow and change as they do.

The force of charismatic art is experienced individually and collectively, with some visuals having shaped entire cultures or national identities. The power of artworks to fascinate, educate, and reform is a fact of social history—the search for connection and what it means to find it.

Unique to this event:

For this iteration of the spring group exhibition, the gallery is collaborating with innovative designers at Ethan Allen (Mississauga). Ethan Allen will bring furniture and design elements in to create small vignettes in the mini-galleries. The displays will further contextualize the artworks and allow collector’s to envision them in their home and office environments.

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Participating Artists:

Pietro Adamo, Marie-Claude Boucher, Harold Braul, Bruno Capolongo, Cyril Cox, Tim DeRose, Maya Eventov, Renato Foti, Miguel Freitas, Eduard Gurevich, Peter Kirkland, Mila Kovac, Annette Kraft van Ermel, John Lightfoot, Eleanor Lowden, Tiffany Miller, Lee Munn, NEMO, Leif Ostlund, Peter Panov, Emilija Pasagic, Mishel Schwartz, Paige Ring, Victor Tkachenko, Judy Willemsma

These established Canadian artists will be exhibiting new original work for this exhibition. Eduard Gurevich will conduct a live painting demonstration in the gallery. Watch him develop the composition throughout the evening.

About Crescent Hill Gallery

Since 1985, Crescent Hill Art Gallery has prided itself on being the premier art gallery in Mississauga. Their rich history and knowledge of Canadian artistry ensures they showcase a substantial spectrum of artworks for art collectors and critics alike to cherish and enjoy. Crescent Hill is an outlet to showcase the creative brilliance of mid-career and established virtuosos of the Canadian art community. The gallery boasts a long history of offering cutting edge services for local and international collectors. Get the latest news and artist interviews on their website.

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Crescent Hill Gallery
2575 Dundas Street West, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON L5K 2M6
www.crescenthill.com
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Accessibility:
Crescent Hill Gallery is accessible but does not have a fully accessible washroom facility.

Image descriptions:
1. An image with a pink, yellow, and blue circle, the word CHARISMA across the centre, an exhibition opening date of Friday, April 26th, 6-9pm. Smaller black circles surround the text giving it a retro 60s pop art flair.
2. An image of several people talking during an art exhibition with artwork on the white walls behind them.
3. An image of artist Eduard Gurevich painting a landscape with acrylic paints, a paintbrush in his hand and people surrounding him in the background.
4. An image of the front of a gallery that has a sign in black and white, outlined in gold, that says Crescent Hill Gallery. Two people, a man and a woman, walk up to the front door. Artwork hangs in the windows.