Support local news? Donate to Niagara Now.Support local news? Donate to Niagara Now.
The Weather Network
Nov. 12, 2019 | Tuesday
Upcoming Events
Robert Bora new exhibit at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
Community Event
Date: Nov 5-30 2019
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Welland artist Robert Bora challenges us to see everyday things in a different way in his new exhibit at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. The Things I See opens at the Pumphouse on Nov. 5 and runs until Nov. 30. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

“I paint what I see and how I see it,” Bora says, explaining the title. “The everyday, ordinary, recognizable things from the real world around me that some may take for granted or ignore.”

His oil paintings show vignettes from either the interior of homes or the architectural exterior: a bird cage sitting in front of a window, a coffee cup on a dresser, the roof peak of a house. All are painted in strong, warm colours in realist style and a minimalist precision, with straight lines and angles, with many paintings featuring windows.

“The words to describe my style is minimalist, representational, realism,” Bora says. “Capturing light, shadow, shape and colour are the four main constants in my paintings, all hoping to capture a more defined intensity and lasting emotional memory.”
Share this: Google+ Twitter Facebook