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November 2020: Pat Dumas-Hudecki

Pat Dumas-Hudecki

Our November artist is Pat Dumas-Hudecki, acrylic realist painter, graduate from the Ontario College of Art, member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Exhibiting since 1995, her work has garnered many awards and may be found in private and public collections, including the Ontario Government’s permanent collection.

Through my different painting series I want to chronicle how the everyday objects around us transform and convey their own unique narratives. My realistic acrylic paintings pay homage to the sweet disorder and chaos that surrounds us; they are an integral part of our living spaces, indoors and out.

 

 


LineScape I, College & Spadina
‘LineScape I, College & Spadina’ 24 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas

 

 

This week we feature artwork from Pat’s LINESCAPE SERIES:
Here, I look in closer detail at the incredible network of wires above us, intersecting the skies over our cities and towns. I focus on the graceful and dynamic patterning they create when framed in small sections of our tangled views overhead. The results are strong, graphic abstract paintings.

(20% of sales will go to first Unitarian. PRICE LIST.)

 

Pole #161, Queen West
Pole #161, Queen West, 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas

 

 


“With my TOTEM series, I examine the Canadian ‘wooden backbone’ – the necklace of poles orphaned from our cedar forests, that string our country and cities together. Stripped, tethered and pressed into the service of progress they provide a communication infrastructure on multiple levels. Whether urban or rural, their purpose has evolved. As a consequence they have transformed into unique portraits of our present day.”

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TWO
‘TWO’, 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas

 

“My ‘Lost in Transition’ series deals with giving validity to a child’s two-dimensional expressions by carefully recreating their work on a grander scale. Much as a child might scribble on an important document, I then playfully reverse the roles by being the adult defacing their work with my realistic style. I encourage us to re-evaluate the creative spirit and honesty of children’s imagery and mark making though the juxtaposition of the two creative levels. My synthesis of child and adult imagery connects us to the passage of time and innocence and poses the question; which is the truer work-of-art?”

(20% of sales will go to first Unitarian. PRICE LIST.)

 

 

LEGS
LEGS, 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas

 

In Pat’s INTERIOR LANDSCAPE SERIES, with a skill in seizing the alchemy of light, Pat’s paintings expose the magical side of the sweet disorder that surrounds us in what she calls the ‘interior landscapes’ of the busy home. These untamed and unappreciated scenes of activity are too often tidied up and civilized before it can be appreciated for its hidden narratives.

(20% of sales will go to first Unitarian. PRICE LIST.)

 

CAUGHT IN THE LIGHT
CAUGHT IN THE LIGHT, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on canvas, framed

 

In Pat’s CHILDSPLAY SERIES she captures the visual chaos of the domestic wilderness of activity and play that is too often tidied up and civilized before it can be appreciated for its beauty and meaning.

(20% of sales will go to first Unitarian.)

 

 

 

Sunderland Hall

Our main worship space is an ideal place for showing artwork. The large skylight and high ceilings enhance the room while the gallery space has its own lighting to allow the works to be shown to their best advantage.

We also have a smaller display area in our library, where art from our members is displayed for up to two months.

The artists who display their work in these spaces often offer some pieces for sale, with a small percentage of the price going to the congregation. Please contact the artist if you are interested in purchasing a work.

Artists interested in exhibiting their work in our Sunderland Hall gallery are invited to contact the Arts Committee chair by email.

(During the time of Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to host art shows in Sunderland Hall, but we will be posting Virtual Art Shows.)

This Year’s Shows

The following shows were planned for Sunderland Hall in 2020:

 

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January &
February
Shirley Dawson, Valerie Prideaux,
Sandra Sarner
Jan 12 – Feb 23 January 12  
March Members and friends of First March 1-29 March 1  
April York Artists Guild April 5-26 yorkartistsguild.weebly.com
May Helena Wehrstein May 3-21 helenawehrstein.com
June Helen Kong and Sorlie Madox June 7-28  
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 1 – Sept 9   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carol Harrison Sept 13-27 carolharrisonart.com
Ocotober Peggy Bell   peggybellartist.com
November Pat Dumas-Hudecki   dumas-hudecki.com/paintings
December Indigenous artist Diane Montreuil     Diane’s Art Connection

Previous Years’ Shows

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2019:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Willowdale Artists Group Jan 6-27 January 6 willowdaleartists.com
February Sheryl Keen Feb 3-24 February 3 sherylkeen.com
March Members and friends of First March 3-31 March 3
April York Artists Guild April 7-28 April 7 yorkartistsguild.weebly.com
May Bill Ross and Randall Brown May 5-26 May 5  
June Rama Fayaz June 2 – July 14 June 9 Rama Painting
July & August Avenue Road Arts School July 16 – Sept 4   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Jeff Mann Sept 8 – 29 Sept 8 jeffmannart.com
October Phyllis Gordon Oct 6-27 October 20 phyllisgordonart.com
November Sereen Aziz Nov 3 – Dec 1 November 3 instagram.com/sereenscape
December Indigenous artist Debra Vincent Dec 8 – Jan 5 December 8 debravincent.com

 

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2018:

Month Artist Show Dates Reception
  (12 pm)
Learn More
January Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy Jan 7-28 January 14 (Fundraiser) escarpment.ca
February Ato Seitu Feb 4-25 February 4 inkphy.com/tag/atoseit
March Members and friends of First March 4-25 March 4 Arts@nullfirstunitariantoronto.org
April York Artists Guild April 8-29 April 8 YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Joanna Strong May 6-27 May 6 joannastrong.ca
June Lucinda Vandenieuwegiessen
Colin van Zwijndregt
June 3-24 June 3 saatchiart.com/vandenieuwegiessen
July & August Avenue Road Arts School June 28-Sept 3   AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Susanne Clark   September 9 susanneclark.com
October Susan L. Brown   October 7  
November Martin Myers   November 4 martinmyers.ca
December Métis artist Louise Lefebvre   December 9 mountaindrummer.wixsite.com/spiritcougarlefebvre

 

The following shows were held in Sunderland Hall in 2017:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Jordan Clarke JordanClarke.ca
March Members and friends of First
April York Artists Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May Nancy Bennett NancyBennett.ca
June Irene Sakata IreneSakataArts.com
July & August Avenue Road Arts School AvenueRoadArtsSchool.com
September Carmel Bouzanne CarmelBouzanne.com
October Barbara de Beaupré  
November Nick Biagini DigitalConsciousness.com/galleries/NickBiagini
December Joseph Sagaj
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias
muskratmagazine.com/joseph-sagaj
bizindam.com

 

The following shows were held in 2016:

Month Artist Learn More
January Palette Expressions Group  
February Clayton King, Indigenous artist WhiteBearArt.com
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists’ Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May John Visser JohnVisserArt.com
June Susan Farquhar susanfarquhar5.wordpress.com
www.SusanFarquhar.ca
July & August Artists’ Network
September Steve Rose SteveRose.ca
October Shir Libeynu ShirLibeynu.ca
November Jean Galt, Wendy Ounpuu  & Wendy Dines  
December Aboriginal Art  

 

The following shows were held in 2015:

Month Artist Learn More
January Michael Battenberg MichaelBattenberg.com
February Judith Donoahue, Carol Harrison  
March Members and Friends of First  
April York Artists’ Guild YorkArtistsGuild.ca
May D.D. Gadjanski ddgadjanski.com
June Randall Brown  
July & August 10 Artists from the Don Valley Art Club www.donvalleyartclub.com
September Shir Libeynu Shirlibeynu.ca
October Barbara de Beaupré
November David Connolly  
December Amnesty International: In/visible Scars Amnesty.ca