Gallery in the Garden: In The Details - Paintings by Jennifer Berolet and David Bottoni
New Gallery in the Garden Exhibit at Sherway Gardens until October 22.
- (1888PressRelease) September 21, 2011 - Sherway Gardens' (Hwy 427 & the QEW) current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled In The Details is a display of artistic realism by artists Jennifer Berolet and David Bottoni, who engage the viewer by giving edited and precise images that are otherwise familiar a new view that both intrigues and puzzles the eye. The exhibit is on display until Saturday, October 22 in the corridor at door 3. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
Jennifer Barolet spent most of her career as an engineer and has recently decided to spend more time following her long-time passion for art. Growing up in the country, she started drawing at an early age and continued to study and create art throughout her teens. After studying engineering and working professionally as an engineer for the past 20 years, Jennifer continued her dream of drawing and creating pieces of art. She is a self taught artist and is a current member of the Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre.
"In my work, I try to express my desire for creating photorealism and peaceful abstracts using deep rich colours," states Jennifer. "With the piece "Poise", I hoped to capture the beauty and elegance of the ballerina at just the right moment."
Mississauga resident David Bottoni discovered his artistic talent in high school where he received a basic introduction to art and art history. Many years of self study, experimentation, working as a graphic artist in the sign industry and receiving some mentorship with high profile artists, David has honed his artistic skills to create a visual reflection of his life. His style is best described as contemporary realism and photorealism. His paintings vary by depicting objects, urban landscapes and portraits with a sentimental meaning that makes up some part of David's life, ideas or vision.
"The ability to re-create a realistic image using only a few simple colours and a paint brush is a process that is not only challenging, but is also deeply fulfilling," says David. "If paintings were just photographs, people might walk right by, but as a painting, one will marvel first at the technique and then move onwards to the subject. The examination of these objects and scenes in a close focused manner creates an intimate visual experience for the painter and the audience alike."
About Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden:
Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden was established to showcase local artists. The Gallery in the Garden operates all year round and each exhibit is on display for approximately 6 weeks. The Gallery in the Garden is located at Sherway Gardens' door 3 entrance.
About Sherway Gardens:
Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.
Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
For further information contact:
Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates Inc.; 416-603-6005;
peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com
Marnie Bonnett; Marketing Manager; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7022;
marnie.bonnett ( @ ) cadillacfaireview dot com
Kathleen Haushalter; Curator, Sherway Gardens Gallery in the Garden; 647-403-6779
GalleryIntheGarden ( @ ) gmail dot com