Seeing the Landscape: Works by Ingrid Schienke and Carlos Ferguson

On display until July 12, 2017

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is pleased to welcome the works of extremely talented local artists Carlos Ferguson and Ingrid Schienke as they present Seeing the Landscape. They will be showcasing their work at the Library until Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Seeing the Landscape

Urban sprawl and changes in the environment is creating a new landscape in Ontario. Artist Ingrid Shienke and photographer Carlos Ferguson have seen the changes in the rural landscape within their communities. Using the canvas and camera, they bring their unique take on seeing the landscape, challenging the viewer to look deeper at the beauty in this fast changing landscape.

About the Artists

Carlos Ferguson

Carlos Ferguson was born on the tropical island of Grenada in the Caribbean. He immigrated to Canada in the fall of 1975. He has worked in the printing industry for over 25 years. Carlos studied Photographic Techniques at Humber College and Photography and Imaging at Georgian College.

Over the last decade, Carlos produced several solo and juried shows in Toronto, one of the most notable was the “Landscape 4 Views” project with a team of four photographers at the J. D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto 2007.

He has worked with many organizations in Ontario including Toronto Naturals, Seed of life Philanthropic Organization, the Committee to Commemorate and Memorialize the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Project Sunshine and the Ontario Government partly documenting the views of the African Disapora.

In 2005 and 2006 in addition to being part of the Contact Photography Exhibition, has photographed many of their top events as part of their documentary process. Today, Carlos continues his photo documentary work as part of the Afro Canadian Views team which interviews, reviews and documents the views of African Canadians whose work has positively impacted Canadian Society.

Ingrid Schienke

Ingrid Schienke was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1960 and move to Ontario, along with her family, in 1968. Her interest in art developed at an early age and by the time she finished secondary school, spent much of her time completing commissions from fellow classmates and friends. Upon graduation, Ingrid enrolled in the Illustration program at Sheridan College where she studied printmaking, Painting and Design.

Following college, she began a career as a freelance Illustrator and mural artist. Years later, she would enroll at the University of Toronto’s Art History program to continue her studies in 19th and 20th Century Art History.

Ingrid has been involved in the art and framing industry for over 30 years with 20 of those years running her own successful gallery. She has worked closely with interior designers and architects, sourcing artwork for their projects, whether corporate or residential. In 2010, she closed the gallery and has since devoted much of her time to her painting and has participated in several group shows. Ingrid’s original paintings and mixed media collages are inspired by the history and romance of the past while incorporating the rich textures and colours of the present. Her current style fuses her deep love of traditional painting with an equal passion for the vibrancy of modern life.

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