Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Goodbye Blogspot!

Dear Friends!

After seven years on blogspot it's been a hard decesion to make 
but I feel it's time to move on.
This doesn't have to be the end though!
We can stay connected.

You can find me on my website

www.katjaart.com

 on Instagram
(almost daily)


on Facebook


and on Twitter


and it seems to be so much easier 
to communicate through these platforms.

If you would like to join my email list for show invitations,
have any questions or just want to say hi! 
please email me


If you would like to purchase my work you can 
for those of you in the GTA my work is available either directly through me or Denison Gallery.

I also ship my work worldwide
 or through Saatchi-online

https://www.saatchiart.com/Nirhtak


Thank you for supporting me for the past seven years!
With much gratitude,

Katja

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Invitation...

A few of you have told me that they would like to see my new work in person. This also co-incides with the time of year when I usually have my Fall Open House. Since most of you are busy people and one day seemed to not be enough to accomodate all, I decided to open my doors for the month of November. All that's needed is a couple of days notice!
Please email me at kvandenenden@gmail.com


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Here at work...

... not really! Just having fun!
Last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and
I was cooking up maple syrup and wallnuts for a treat.
This is what that looked like, almost alive!
The patterns are so intriguing and hypnotising... 
maybe they will or maybe they have already popped up in my work.

Hope all my Canadian friends had a great Thanksgiving!
Mine was pretty sweet.

www.katjaart.com


Thursday, October 5, 2017

What's left behind...

(From the series I am presently working on; another small sculpture  4"x10".)

Canadian Thanksgiving is just a few days away,
so I decided as a little Thank You to all of you who have been supporting me throughout the year, to open up my studio for the month of November. 
If you would like to pop by please email me at kvandenenden@gmail.com 

Looking forward to seeing you!


www.katjaart.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

Accumulated Remnants

I continue to explore memory and of what's left behind through cellular shapes.
This is a small sculpture I just finished (10"x4.5"). This is an onlook, below some detail shots.

www.katjaart.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

More Life...

This is the rest of the small series of what looks like unicelluar beings.
Who knows  maybe more of them will grow in my studio.


www.katjaart.com


Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Grief

For the past few weeks I have been exploring the theme of
 
remnants and accumulation. I called this piece 'Good Grief.


All of these pieces are in process and I am still experimenting
with their relationship to their surroundings. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gratitude!

I am so happy and thankful!
For the second time the Ontario Arts Council is supporting one of my exhibitions with a grant.
Thank you so much!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Remnants?

My new work is coming along. 
These little 'islands' are some of the remnants I'm exploring. 
It's just one step on the way.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time flies...

This week went by too quickly. I have been experimenting with the idea of remnants, still fascinated with memory and how it shapes us, and how we on the other hand shape our memories. This work in progress is still in its very beginning stages and will probably take up most of my time for the next couple of months. So if you don't hear from me... that's why!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rejection

'Rejection' is my latest piece in my series on relationships. 
I was interested in exploring how conflict defines us. 



(48"x27.25")

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sue Johnston's 60 Pillows

If you remember I showed with Sue Johnston a couple of years ago. She is a crazily talented artist but since she has dedicated her life to teaching not very many people get to enjoy her work. So today I thought I'll share her 60 Pillow Project with you. She is creating 60 abstract paintings on silk pillows. They embody her 60 years on the planet. I am the very happy owner of the one below but hope to share the entire installation with you once it is complete! 



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Work in Progress

 These are some snapshots of a work in progress that I found intriguing. It is part of my relationship series still in its beginning stages. The working title is Centre of Attention. The idea is a group gathering in darkness creating light in their centre. It will still take a couple of week or months until it's finished.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fundraiser Auction: Small Art/ Big Hearts

A big Thank You to Waddington's Auctioneers and the intrepid Mark Gleberzon who are organizing another fundraiser for ACT
(Aids Committee Toronto) this year!
Fragmented Memories #80 will be part of it.
The online auction will preview this
Thursday June 22, 6-8pm.
Please RSVP


Public viewings this Friday-Monday 275 King Street East, second floor
and check out the 50+ donated small-scale artworks online   www.waddingtons.ca

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Relationships 15 - Ascending

A snapshot of a new sculpture exploring two very different characters.
I'm interested in the rhythm of relationships - the ambiguity of connecting and separating - the pulse of a relationship.
(50"x37" wall-mounted mixed media sculpture)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sketch...



Non-verbal communication has always fascinated me.
In this sketch the movement around and between the cells visualizes this.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

On my windowsill...

While I'm working on my series on relationships these little creatures seem to grow on my windowsill. They are tiny (1cm or less) and I'm curious to see what will become of them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Light and Shadow

Caught this on a beautiful sunny morning recently of a work in progress.
I love how light and shadow play with the shapes.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Spring Open House

Looking forward to my
Spring Open House 
tomorrow!!!
11am-5pm
For more information email me
kvandenenden@gmail.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Art Gallery of Hamilton



It is a very eventful beginning to the year!
 Next stop will be Hamilton!
The Hamilton Art Gallery is hosting their
 Annual Art Sale April 27 - 30. 
4 of my sculptures were chosen for this event.
One of them "Reflected Relationships" 37"x38".
I am so thrilled to be part of this exciting event!
Please email me at kvandenenden@gmail.com
if you have any questions!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Sprang

Another exciting Spring event!
My piece "Falling out of Darkness" will be part of it.

Opening Night will be April 6th 6-8pm.
Looking forward to seeing you there!



Thursday, March 16, 2017

'Live longer, piss off your heirs' Propeller Gallery Juried Show

I just got word 'Relationships' was juried into this amazing show!
I am beyond excited!
Artist Talk and Closing Party Sunday April 2nd  2:00 - 4:00pm
Relationships
37"x38"
wall-mounted sculpture
©katjavandenenden
Photographed by Patrick Johnston www.MoonShoesPatty.com

Art Heals - Aurora Cultural Centre

'Art Heals'
is a show curated by Allan O'Marra and Clare Bolton.
The artists created a piece for the show in which they dealt with a difficult subject matter hoping to work through it and hoping for the viewer to experience the healing properties of art.
 March 17 (6 -8pm)is the opening reception. Allan O'Marra will give an art talk and you will have an opportunity to speak with the artists about their work. I feel very honoured to be part of this project. 
My piece "Broken Circle" is to commemorate a friendship that ended because of mental illness. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Nice Surprise

Just got word from the Ontario Society of Artists that "Falling out of Darkness" the large piece in this picture was juried into the Annual Juried Show at the John B. Aired Gallery in Toronto. 

I'm so thrilled to be part of this event! "Falling out of Darkness" is part of my Fragmented Memories series. It is an attempt to capture my experience that working through mental darkness eventually leads to a deeper, brighter understanding.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Artist Project 2017 set up

A big Thank You to my fantastic helpers today!
Here they are setting up my booth with me, neither of them afraid of heights! Show pics to follow. Sorry the video did not work out! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Life Reflected (Detail)

A sneak-peek of one of my new pieces for the Artist Project!
These wall-mounted sculptures are transparent and come to life through their reflection. 

(The full piece is 38"x37" in size.)
I am looking forward to sharing them with you soon.
The show is only two more weeks away!

I'm so looking forward to seeing you there!

If you would like to purchase tickets online, please use the code TAP10YRS for a discount. 



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Creative Chaos before the Show...

It's the exciting time before the 2017 Toronto Artist Project. Finished pieces are covering every surface of my house. I will have to decide soon who is going with me to the show and who will be shown later. Not even a month to go!  

Friday, January 6, 2017

Reflected Relationships 9 Detail

Detail of Reflected Relationships 9
36"x38"
transparent wall-mounted sculpture
acrylic glass

This piece will be on display during the 2017 Artist Project in Toronto Feb 22 -26!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy 2017

Thank you 2016 and welcome 2017!
Happy New Year
Thank you for all your support!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Relationships 7

wall-mounted mixed media sculpture
28.5"x37"
©katjavandenenden

For further information contact me at kvandenenden@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Untitled


(Detail)
37"x38"
wall-mounted sculpture

mixed media on acrylic glass
$3000