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Noodle Gallery: Where the Wild Ensues

  • Wed Mar 28 - Sun May 06

Noodle Gallery: Where the Wild Ensues

Stunning images by Ellen Cameron and Ryan Pechnick. The images juxtapose the raw wild nature of the horse that comes through Ellen's photographs with the natural plants and forces taking over the man-made/controlled environment which are the subject of Ryan's photographs.

"In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous." - Aristotle

Ellen Cameron studied Fine Art and Art History at York University. Her original concentration was in painting, where she worked on commissioned oil paintings. While photographing subjects for use as a visual reference for her paintings, she realized that her true passion was photography.

She has always been fascinated with drawing and painting horses and was awed by the power and majesty of these magnificent, yet gentle creatures. While travelling around her home, surrounded by horse farms, she keeps a camera as her constant companion, a tool that more readily allows her to record the subtleties of the horses' actions and interactions.

Her rural and equine photographs are taken in a variety of locations on the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail and the equine photography reveals an artistic view combined with the technical accuracy of a knowledgeable horsewoman.

Ryan Pechnick is a Chicago-born, Metamodernist artist based in Toronto. His art practice is an aesthetic means of coming to know the greater order upon which the physical world is set. He utilizes the multi-sensory language of photography, sculpture, video, and interactive installation. His scholarly research interests include the history, aesthetics, and philosophy underlying alchemy, science, technology, epistemology, Catholicism, and Zen philosophy.

He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University and a BGA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. His outdoor sculptures are on a permanent exhibition at ArtPark in New York. Ryan was named one of "the 30 most exciting artists in Toronto right now" by blogTO in 2017 and he was selected in 2016 by Marianne Katzman of Katzman Contemporary Gallery and Richard Rhodes, Editor of Candian Art 1996-2015, as one of 16 artists who are "actively raising the bar for Canada's commercial art world".