Friday, February 19, 2010

Paintings by Geoff Farnsworth. Drawings by Beverley Barber
February 27 – March 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 26, 6 - 9pm

A Mano Libera Gallery
150 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Open Sat-Sun, 1-5pm or by appointment

New paintings by Geoff Farnsworth will be showing alongside selected pieces from different stages, while living and painting in New York City, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Niagara Falls. This exhibition at A Mano Libera Gallery in St. Catharines will take place in conjunction with a show of new drawings by Beverley Barber. With a selection of 18 paintings, this collection highlights the more painterly and process-oriented works made by Geoff Farnsworth over the last decade. Most of the pieces contain exploratory figures embedded as much into mindscape as landscape. Two new paintings in the show feature a fry truck on Lundy’s Lane, in Niagara Falls, in different stages of destruction. The explosion-like forms emanating from the structures are composed of pure globs of paint, brush smears and palette knife work that expresses texture, colour and paint manipulation as much as denoting a blast or some force of nature. A painting titled Knight reveals a larger than life-sized coat of armour that is as much about the act of painting as issues of identity and power. The weight of the form and atmosphere vibrate together, both merging and separating, so that the knight becomes an object of mystical meditation. Geoff Farnsworth began his art training in Vancouver at Capilano College, The Federation of Canadian Artists and Emily Carr, before moving to New York City to train at the Art Students League from 1997 to 2002. He has been living and painting in Ontario since then, with the last 2 years in Niagara Falls. His paintings have been shown across Canada, in the United States and in Sweden, including New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Stockholm.

Beverley Barber studied at the Dundas Valley School of Art and Sheridan College in Ontario, as well as attending workshops in California. She has traveled and painted in Mexico, Africa, Italy and California, as well as Ontario, Québec and British Columbia. Her work has been represented in galleries in Quebec, Nanaimo, St. Catharines and California. Beverley paints in watercolour, oil, and acrylic, and sculpts in clay and wax. She teaches in the Niagara region at Niagara College, The Pumphouse, and The Niagara Gallery.
New things to read, watch or set fire to from the Surrealist London Action Group‏

"Dear friends

We'd like to invite you all to read, watch or set fire to some of our latest projects:

FILM "The Woman and the Machine", a new short film by Miguel Angel Almagro, coming soon to a screen near you! To find out more and watch the trailer, go to the film's website at

BOOK "The Reality Binge Trick", a collection of poetry, short prose and automatic writing by Merl Fluin. This book is available as a free download, or can be bought at cost price (i.e. on a not-for-profit basis) from

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With Surrealist greetings to one and all
from the Surrealist London Action Group"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cassini detection adds to Enceladus liquid water story

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dinosaur had flamboyant, multi-coloured plumage