An Ordinary Aspect: Painting of Women by Women Artists

TORONTO, ONTARIO- Beginning June 2, 2011, the Joseph D. CarrierArt Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) and Under the Moon Fine Arts (Hamilton, Ontario) present “An Ordinary Aspect”, a unique exhibition featuring paintings of Women by 8 Canadian professional women artists.

Behind the ordinary aspect of things there exists a sense of reality, one that recedes from a particular moment in life, but one that  is distinct from specific time and place. The contemporary artists participating in “An Ordinary Aspect”, offer images from their experiences that are anchored in the temporal moments of a sense of reality. The images document the concerns women have for the ownership and health of their bodies; for the social and cultural roles they take on; and for the challenges that stereotypes present to a woman’s feeling of self worth.

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The artist include:

Maria Gabankova OSA

Professor of drawing and painting at Ontario College of Art and Design, subject of a book (body broken body redeemed) a unique allegorical painter and portraitist, with a long exhibition history in Canada and Europe. TV appearance in STAR PORTRAITS

Kristy Gordon

A compelling young portrait artist whose deceptively formal work shows invention. maturity and sensibility beyond her years. Book- “Figures”- STAR PORTRAITS

Jean Miller Harding

An artist with an international presence- exhibitions/galleries in Canada, US, and Europe. STAR PORTRAITS.

Ashley Hope

Montreal born teacher at Hunter College-New York City- Cutting edge, complex, cerebral, often unsettling work. Represented by the Jack Tilton Gallery NYC.

Katherine MacDonald

Professor of Art at Sheridan College Oakville, Ont. Recent one person retrospective show at McMaster University Art Museum.

Isabelle Masse

A love of music, and a singular understanding of composition and design, abstraction and representation,  make her figurative work a subtle tour de force.

Katherine McNenly

A Classical Realist painter whose figurative work is strong, insightful, and inventive. Beautifully arranged, well thought out compositions. Book- “Light and Memory”

Christina Sealey OSA

Artist and musician. Recent one person show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Dynamic figurative work that speaks to all that art can hope to accomplish for man, woman and community in this difficult, often insensitive world.

AN ORDINARY ASPECT opens June 2, 2011, vernissage from 6:30-9:30 PM (artists present), and continues until June 27, 2011.

The Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery is located at 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto Ontario M6A 1C3, and is open Monday-Friday 10AM- 5 PM.

For additional information about the show please contact the curators:

Rosa Graci– Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
(416) 789-7011 ext 300 or visit

Gary L. Roy ISA– Under the Moon Fine Arts- 217 Ottawa St. N. Hamilton, Ontario
(905) 529-4461 or visit

All images used by permission of the artists