The Thames Art Gallery announces the opening of two new exhibitions: “Skids, Skips and Prints” by Lowell Bradshaw and “Spark Joy!” with the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent. The exhibitions open on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. with a gathering in the gallery to congratulate the artists and celebrate the work.
Bradshaw returns to the gallery in this sequel to the project he first began with his exhibition “No Signal” in 2014. Some 10 years later, “Skids, Skips and Prints” picks up where “No Signal” left off.
With an array of large-scale and brilliantly coloured abstract work, the artist animates the surfaces of his canvases and creates a journey that takes the viewer through the gallery space. Using his command of diverse hues, complex compositions, and thoughtful processes, the artist invites the viewer to enjoy, explore, and reflect.
“Spark Joy!” presents work from artists across Chatham-Kent, including older adults and those living with dementia. The challenging and often destructive effects of isolation are still fresh in the minds of many in this community.
Each piece in this exhibition offers a unique perspective and creative voice as the exhibit demonstrates the powerful role art plays in the well-being of all.
It is produced in conjunction with local artist and therapist Krista Schneider and in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent.
The exhibition runs through Jan. 14.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
TAG is located at 75 William St. N. in Chatham.