Gallery in the Grove Juried Exhibition
March 8 - April 25, 2020
Thames Art Gallery 2019 Juried Exhibition
Reconstructions at Gallery Lambton (February 13, 2007)
Sarnia, ON – Gallery Lambton will feature the exhibition, Reconstructions, with recent work by Petrolia artist Jackie Lyons in the Gift Shop February 28 to March 31.
For as long as she can remember, Jackie Lyons has been interested in the visual arts and has spent her entire parenting life instilling the same love for art in her children. Because her job as a teacher demands a lot of her time, she has to make time to paint. This often occurs in the wee hours of the night. “Painting, for me, is not ever about the finished product, but more about the action of painting and the excitement that experimentation provides for me as an artist”, Lyons said.
In the series, Reconstructions, many influences have come into play. Lyons has always been fascinated by the way a simple piece of canvas can be altered when paint and other materials are combined, moved, scraped, scratched and reapplied. It is this kinesthetic involvement with the canvas that is more satisfying to her than the actual completion of a piece. “My experience in printmaking and my love of quilts has filtered into the images that I portray and the way I apply paint, resulting in geometric and textured surfaces,” Lyons said about her work. Most of her current paintings reuse parts of previous works through a destruction and layering process to create textures, both implied and authentic - consequently a completely transformed image emerges.
Jackie Lyons teaches with the Lambton-Kent District School Board. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Windsor in 1979. Her primary mediums are painting and printmaking.
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