Exhibitor listing

Liss Gallery

Liss Gallery
112 Cumberland Street
Ontario M5R1A6 Toronto
Canada
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www.lissgallery.com

E-mail address : brianliss@lissgallery.com
Website :http://www.lissgallery.com

ABOUT

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Johnathan Ball  (+)

    Biography : Johnathan Ball is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in the mediums of painting and photography. Neo-futuristic abstract expressionism best describes the genre of Johnathan’s work; colorful and evocative, his paintings create powerful visual discourses about the relationships we form with pop culture and its most iconic characters. A self-described sci-fi nerd, Johnathan grew up in the era of Star Wars and Star Trek, and remains fascinated by documentaries about science, space and the future of the universe. As a teenager, he was a dedicated comic book collector and an active graffiti artist. His work has been inspired by such painters as Jean Paul Riopelle, Francis Bacon, and Salvador Dali. As such, the lines in Jonathan’s paintings are both rooted in abstract realism, as well as reminiscent of the angular forms of graffiti and the detailed penmanship of a graphic illustrator. Johnathan’s work has been profiled in numerous publications, including Toronto’s Where Magazine, Where Essentials, and ART News. Televised press includes features on CityTV Morning and CP24. In 2012, he was interviewed for Space TV’s Inner Space talk show series. In 2010, he received the Emerging Artist Award from the Ontario Arts Council. He has donated work to the Canadian Foundation for AIDs Research, the Bailey House New York, and others including those for fellow artists. Johnathan is currently represented by the Liss Gallery in Toronto, Canada, where he lives and works.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Johnathan Ball - Platalea

      Platalea

    •  Johnathan Ball - Bathurst Sunset

      Bathurst Sunset

    •  Johnathan Ball - Saber Tooth

      Saber Tooth

    •  Johnathan Ball - Shaded

      Shaded

    •  Johnathan Ball - Underlying Principles

      Underlying Principles

    •  Johnathan Ball - 506 West

      506 West

    •  Johnathan Ball - Bubo Scandiacus

      Bubo Scandiacus

    •  Johnathan Ball - Collective Memory

      Collective Memory

    •  Johnathan Ball - Canis Lupus

      Canis Lupus

    •  Johnathan Ball - Futures Past

      Futures Past

    •  Johnathan Ball - Sweet Dreams

      Sweet Dreams

    •  Johnathan Ball - Manipulations

      Manipulations

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  • Rachel Isadora  (+)

    Biography : Rachel Isadora began dancing at the age of six. She trained at George Balanchine's School of America Ballet under a Ford Foundation scholarship where her mentors included legendary choreographer and New York City Ballet founder and artistic director George Balanchine and celebrated costume and scenic designer Rouben Ter-Arutunian. She has danced professionally in New York City, Boston and London. When a foot injury forced her to retire early, Isadora turned to her other talent: the visual arts. She has since illustrated and written over 200 children's books and many have been adapted to film, music and dance. Throughout her life, Ms. Isadora's great passion has been painting. Her oil paintings depict her lifetime love and involvement in the world of dance. Anthony Williams, Founder and Artistic Director of Boston's BalletRox and Tony Williams Ballet Company and former Principal Dancer with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet said, “Rachel Isadora’s oil paintings capture what dance means to me. It takes a dancer to understand the movement, expression and nuance of dance and then to translate these on to canvas. She expresses, not only the performance as the audience sees it but the inner feelings and physical involvement experienced by the dancer. Isadora continues where Degas left off". Michael Crabb, the Dance Critic at the Toronto Star, said, “Only a dancer knows how to capture the moment between movements. Rachel knows what is to be anticipated, like a dance photographer, to capture an image that gives dynamism and hints at the movement that’s to come. These are great paintings.” Ms. Isadora's subject of her paintings has also been Africa, where she lived for a number of years. Rachel has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Africa and her paintings can be found in many private collections worldwide.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Rachel Isadora - Firebird IV

      Firebird IV

    •  Rachel Isadora - Blue Leap

      Blue Leap

    •  Rachel Isadora - After Ailey II

      After Ailey II

    •  Rachel Isadora - Ballet du Sud

      Ballet du Sud

    •  Rachel Isadora - Swan 12

      Swan 12

    •  Rachel Isadora - After Ailey

      After Ailey

    •  Rachel Isadora - Isadora II

      Isadora II

    •  Rachel Isadora - Dancer With Fan

      Dancer With Fan

    •  Rachel Isadora - Isadora I

      Isadora I

    •  Rachel Isadora - Isadora III

      Isadora III

    •  Rachel Isadora - Putting on Toe Shoes

      Putting on Toe Shoes

    •  Rachel Isadora - Blue Tutu

      Blue Tutu

    •  Rachel Isadora - Woman Kneeling

      Woman Kneeling

    •  Rachel Isadora - Bujune

      Bujune

    •  Rachel Isadora - Waiting

      Waiting

    •  Rachel Isadora - Cat

      Cat

    •  Rachel Isadora - Face IV

      Face IV

    •  Rachel Isadora - At the Well

      At the Well

    •  Rachel Isadora - Mother Wearing a Hat

      Mother Wearing a Hat

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  • Simeon Posen  (+)

    Biography : Simeon Posen works were recently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The National Gallery of Canada. Mr. Posen is a landscape and architectural photographer with work spanning more than four decades. His studies in architecture at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School, and stage design contribute to the unique perspective evident in his black and white photographs. The technique, style and composition of his work are influenced by his time spent with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Brett Weston with whom he studied in California. Mr. Posen ideas are expressed in the subtlety of black and white. He works with 8x10, 4x5 and mid-size negative formats, hand developing the film materials and printing on silver fibre-based papers, which gives his photographs its fullness and depth of tone. Portfolios include: Water; Midway Lights; Landscape; Clouds; Arizona; Point Lobos; Arches National Park; Watkin's Glen; European Architecture; Machinery; Steam Locomotives; the Pima Air Museum, Iran Collection and Airplanes. Speaking on his water portfolio: "These images celebrate the movement of water drawn from the reflections of the sun", and on the Midway Lights portfolio: "As twilight turns into night, the fair evolves into a magical place, as the coloured lights swirl into fleeting forms and passing outlines. I have been photographing Midway Lights annually since 1998. At first I placed the camera in a stationary position using a long single exposure on a frame. As the years have progressed I have been experimenting with multiple exposures on each frame and the camera moving across the scene. Because it is so experimental, I go into the darkroom each night and develop the negatives, then return the next evening to see if I can improve on the work of the evening before".

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Simeon Posen - Pfeiffer Beach

      Pfeiffer Beach

    •  Simeon Posen - Midway Lights 99101

      Midway Lights 99101

    •  Simeon Posen - Midway Lights 11621

      Midway Lights 11621

    •  Simeon Posen - Arizona

      Arizona

    •  Simeon Posen - Sunset Crater

      Sunset Crater

    •  Simeon Posen - Hector Falls

      Hector Falls

    •  Simeon Posen - Arches National Park 13520

      Arches National Park 13520

    •  Simeon Posen - Garappata Beach

      Garappata Beach

    •  Simeon Posen - Watkins Glen

      Watkins Glen

    •  Simeon Posen - Oak Creek

      Oak Creek

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    Also represented by:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Oak Creek -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Oak Creek

Watkins Glen -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Watkins Glen

Garappata Beach -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Garappata Beach

Arches National Park 13520 -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Arches National Park 13520

Hector Falls -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Hector Falls

Sunset Crater -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Sunset Crater

Arizona -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Arizona

Midway Lights 11621 -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Midway Lights 11621

Midway Lights 99101 -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Midway Lights 99101

Pfeiffer Beach -  Simeon Posen

Simeon Posen

Pfeiffer Beach

Manipulations -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Manipulations

Mixed Media on Canvas

Digitally manipulated photograph I took of a woman I once loved that I then painted over.

Sweet Dreams -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Sweet Dreams

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Meditation on the iconography and imagery depicted in 2001 a space Odyssey.

Futures Past -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Futures Past

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Meditation on the iconography and imagery depicted in 2001 a space Odyssey.

Canis Lupus -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Canis Lupus

Oil and acrylic on unprimed canvas

Canis Lupus, or North American grey wolf. In this piece the subject is wearing a headpiece comprised of three grey wolves. The subject is mysterious, a shaman, modern, ancient, indigiouness, female.

Collective Memory -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Collective Memory

Oil, acrylic and marker on canvas

A reaction to the purchase of Star wars by Disney.

Bubo Scandiacus -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Bubo Scandiacus

Oil and acrylic on unprimed canvas

Bubo Scandiacus, or Snowy owl is a subject that I was, and still am obsessed with. Owls are fascinating because they are both symbols of freedom and death.

506 West -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

506 West

Mixed media on canvas

Painting combined with an image of a Streetcar taken while riding the Streetcar in Toronto, while experimenting with dmt.

Underlying Principles -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Underlying Principles

Watercolor on board

Small sketch of a woman's face. Her hair as it blows in the wind reveals the skeletal structure beneath

Shaded -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Shaded

Ball point pen & watercolor on board

Small sketch of woman with hat.

Saber Tooth -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Saber Tooth

Ballpoint pen & watercolor on board

Small sketch of woman wearing skinned saber tooth tiger head.

Bathurst Sunset -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Bathurst Sunset

Oil and Acrylic on canvas

Painting based on a cell phone image taken while driving down Queen st. West in Toronto

Mother Wearing a Hat -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Mother Wearing a Hat

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

At the Well -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

At the Well

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Face IV -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Face IV

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Cat -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Cat

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Waiting -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Waiting

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Bujune -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Bujune

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Woman Kneeling -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Woman Kneeling

“I spent many years in Africa and the memories of the people, the land and the sky remain with me forever”

Blue Tutu -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Blue Tutu

Putting on Toe Shoes -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Putting on Toe Shoes

“Putting on toe shoes and tying the ribbons around one’s ankles is a daily routine of every ballet dancer”

Isadora III -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Isadora III

“Isadora Duncan’s new philosophy and dance technique garnered her the title of ‘the creator of modern dance'"

Isadora I -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Isadora I

Dancer With Fan -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Dancer With Fan

Isadora II -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Isadora II

After Ailey -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

After Ailey

“Another painting inspired by the great choreographer Alvin Ailey”

Swan 12 -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Swan 12

Ballet du Sud -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Ballet du Sud

After Ailey II -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

After Ailey II

"The performance of Alvin Ailey’s “Cry” has lingered in my memory since I first saw the it years ago”

Blue Leap -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Blue Leap

Platalea -  Johnathan Ball

Johnathan Ball

Platalea

Mixed Media on Canvas

Painting of woman with pink wings. Platalea is the scientific name for the North American spoon bill which is the only other bird with pink plumage. It's also an images about death, the subjects skill is slightly visible. Where birds are a symbol of life, skulls are symbols of death. Colors also emote feelings in the viewer, pink; innocence, new life, gender. I like the idea of painting images of death with bright colors.

Firebird IV -  Rachel Isadora

Rachel Isadora

Firebird IV

“The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky was first performed in Paris in 1910 and was an immediate success with both the audience and the critics”