My upcoming Toronto exhibition
"Something in the Air"
About This Show
The title "Something in the Air" reflects the tension between vast, serene landscapes and the strange skies that dominate the space. Seduced by the beauty of the natural world and wanting to escape into the tranquility of the images, a wariness seeps in. The skies are filled with splashes of colour, streaks of cautionary neon and lofty clouds, each one suggestive of atmospheric changes. Just as the wonders of nature aren’t always kind or gentle, the calm in these images is slightly off. The handling of paint and texture gives these pieces an immediacy that animates the surface. There is no glossy resin finish on these pieces allowing the "hand of the artist" to be more present and accessible.
Brand New Sculptural Work! Check it out!
Iceberg #1 - in shades of blue
Here's a sculpture of an Iceberg in Blue. It's built using layers of plexiglass, acrylic paint, a maple wood casing and a light.
It's available at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver
Iceberg #2 - in shades of pink, violet and blue
Here's a sculpture of an Iceberg in Pink and Violet. It's built using layers of plexiglass, acrylic paint, a maple wood casing and a light.
Viewed from one side it's all pink, from the other side it's violet and blue.
It's on display at Bau-Xi Photo Gallery in Toronto.
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WHAT'S NEW AND INTERESTING
May 7, 2017 - Solo Exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
September 2017 -- Solo Exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, ON.
November 2017 -- Solo Exhibition at Canada House Gallery in Banff, AB.
I'M BACK FROM ICELAND!
I was invited to create a painting for the Canadian Embassy
in Iceland as part of the Canada 150th celebrations.
I gave two audio/visual presentations, one in Akureyri and one in Reykjavik.
The subject of the presentation is:
The Mystical Landscape, what is it? How have Canadians represented it in the past and how is it being done today in the work of Steven Nederveen?
A second part of the presentation I talked about my participation in The Brain Project.
Here is the painting I created for them.
Artwork: Ocean Crossing, 30x60 inches, mixed media, 2017
HOUSE AND HOME MAGAZINE
A great article and a lovely home.
VANCOUVER HOME MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Here's a great article about the development of my artistic life and my last show.
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THE BRAIN PROJECT
Baycrest Health Sciences, a world leader in brain health and aging, is raising funds and awareness of dementia and other brain related diseases.
They've had over 100 brain sculptures painted by local artists, on display at various locations in downtown Toronto.
Later they will be sold to sponsoring organizations or collectors worldwide.
Here's the brain I painted.
Sadly, They are no longer on display.
Description of my piece:
This 'Fertile Mind' is covered with lush greenery, vibrant flowers and a host of birds indicative of a miniature ecosystem. Vegetation pollenates the mind with fresh life and ideas while the birds carry strings of thought, connecting one busy cluster of growth to another. The greenery contains all kinds of flowers, from herbal remedies to spiritual lotus flowers to the poisonous berries of the Nightshade plant. A healthy ecosystem embraces renewal as equally as decay. Problems arise when some aspect of the system falls out of balance. With the brain, there are the physical and chemical imbalances but also the psychological issues that may be equally debilitating. With a view to disease and trauma, the vegetation that wraps around this brain can also be seen as an invasive and parasitic overgrowth that feeds off it’s host.