Social Settings Exhibition

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Date(s) - Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Towne Square Gallery


Opening Reception this Saturday, September 14, from 12 – 4pm. Free street parking, an underground parking lot and city lot are very close on Robinson. Unfortunately the gallery is only accessible with stairs from the courtyard and Lake Shore itself is under construction.

I am excited to share my latest work with you! My next exhibition Social Settings is in Oakville ON at Towne Square Gallery. I hope you will be free to join me.

2019 Artist Statement, Tina Newlove, pronouns she/her

Social Studies

Social Settings


Human patterns

My work plays with the overlap of rural and urban locations and with the interactions of people in social settings.

The themes relate to the intersection of work and family, alienation in modern society and the necessity of withdrawing into nature. I am interested in friends grouping together and grassroots movements.

At first glance, the viewer sees an abstract patterning of layered colour in the paintings. On closer inspection, there are small homes perched on the shoulders of figures, women concerned for their children and birds flying around the neighbourhood. Moments of rest in busy days.

The paintings tell stories of inclusion, safe spaces, fleeing and rehoming. Figures embedded in undulating landscapes navigate their way towards an uncertain future. Searching for home, is it in your heart, is it a place or is it present in the people you are with?

Tina Newlove