“Fish out of Water” exhibit coming to the Cline House Gallery

Posted On Monday June 20, 2022

The Cline House Gallery is preparing to welcome Toronto-based artist Monika Rosen to Cornwall for a solo exhibition of paintings and two studio workshops.

The exhibition, named Fish out of Water, will be featured at the Cline House Gallery from July 14 to August 27 and will explore touch, reflection, and longing through large to intimate oil paintings and monotypes.

“Rosen’s large-scale, multi-figurative work on these themes began pre-pandemic and soon felt both disquieting and therapeutic in her uprooted life, which began to see more landscape with less people in it,” said Emily MacLeod, the City of Cornwall’s Visual Arts Coordinator.”

Thus, a more rigorous en-plein-air practice was born, as well as quiet, intimate, and single-figure works. Fish out of Water merges this cross-disciplinary collection at a time we are all a little patchwork within ourselves and without, navigating new currents but speckled with beauty.

The official opening of the exhibition, which will allow for residents to meet Rosen, will take place on July 14 at 7 pm.

Rosen completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queen’s University and her Master of Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art. She has also held multiple artist-in-residence positions in Manchester (UK), Assisi (Italy), and St. Andrews By-The-Sea (Canada), allowing for the collaboration with local municipalities by way of Open Studios, community talks, workshops and exhibitions.

Workshop: Monotype Printing with Monika Rosen

Discover the magic, beauty and play of monotypes — an art form right at the intersection of painting and printmaking — on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, at the Cline House Studio.  The monotype is a one-of-a-kind work, that is made by transferring from the original surface on which you painted (acrylic sheet / plexiglass), onto paper. These techniques using watercolour paints are expressive, forgiving, intuitive, and yield vibrant results. You will learn how you can create this way from home — no printing press necessary! Beginners welcome and encouraged.

Other July/August Workshops at the Cline House Studio

July 19 — Betty Healey of Cornwall presents “Other Worlds”- an acrylic exploration in textured canvas and alternative painting tools.

July 23— Linda Norton of Williamstown presents “Deco Botanicals”- loose decorative florals in watercolour.

August 13— Alice Melo of Kingston presents “The Fox and the Bee”- acrylic painting step by step.

August 27/28— Monika Rosen of Toronto presents, “Painting from the Imagination”.

July 9 - August 24 — Wednesday Art Attack Workshops with Miss D, ages 11-16 www.missd.ca.

For more information regarding current and future exhibitions and workshops, visit www.clinehousegallery.com or contact MacLeod at 343-585-5219 or at emacleod@cornwall.ca. The Cline House Gallery is located at 204 Second Street East, in Cornwall.

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