Of Beauty and the Sublime

The September exhibit showcases the mixed media collage, paintings and sculptures of Niagara-on-the-Lake artist Ronald Boaks.

Overview

Adorning the walls of the gallery are Ronald Boaks' art pieces. The artworks are a unique assemblage of various artistic mediums, including drawings, monoprints, paintings, and still life photographs. These diverse elements have been created and collected by Ronald Boaks over the course of the last thirty years, providing viewers with a retrospective look at the evolution of his creative expression over the years.

Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to explore not only the artist's captivating mixed media collages but also his intriguing sculptures. These sculptures are crafted using a combination of wood, steel, and stone, resulting in dynamic and thought-provoking three-dimensional pieces.

Join us on Sunday, Sept 3rd from 2:00-4:00 pm for an opening reception and an opportunity to meet Ronald Boaks in person. Admire his artworks over nibbles and refreshments with other art appreciators. Remarks at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Wine Sponsor: Ch√Ęteau des Charmes

Artist Statement
The Romantic Modernist's Dilemma

There are many dualities in my life. I am both a Romantic and a Modernist. My visual interests include the two and three dimensional, I work with black and white as well as with vibrant colour and I delight in both abstraction and realism.

The meanderings between my Modernist and Romantic dualities have led me to my most
recent works in which I have juxtaposed two seemingly different images. I enjoy the frisson when discovering the relationship between a realistic image and an abstract composition.

After many years, I am content with this dilemma: how to balance Beauty and the Sublime.