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Nancy has shown her works at many events and various galleries. Past and present events are listed below. Are you interested in viewing her works in person or in featuring Nancy's artwork at your event, restaurant, or gallery? Please contact Nancy.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Event Dates Location
I Am Stain | Je suis tache

For further vernissage/event details contact Nancy.
Vernissage:
May 04, 2019
Exhibition:
May 04-17, 2019
Café Alterne
459 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
In the heart of downtown Ottawa!
(between Clarence and Murray)

  • I Am Stain

  • Series: Impasto oils on painted surface

  • By Nancy Brandsma

  • The process:

  • It took many laboring iterations of my stylistic exploration to decant and hone the fluidity of the current series before I could seize my process and decipher its semaphores.

  • It is only when I was able to eclipse myself from my artistic performance that I was able to finally connect to and reflect upon the modus operandi itself. I paint with an informed gut and a free spirit. This is what I refer to as the ?conscious unconsciousness? part of my process. I paint without being present to my performance and tap into the collective subconscious mind.

  • I let the subconscious guide my hand to paint incessant circles reminiscent of whirling constellations, tarantellas and kaleidoscopic visions. My whole being becomes compelled to execute wind-combed fields of multicolored impasto.

  • Only when my consciousness has fully returned from the artistic execution, that the canvas narrates the somewhat veiled thread that awaits my awakening. This is where the monstrous beauty of the undeniable stain emerges from the meaning of my paintings and reveals itself to me.

  • The meaning:

  • I Am Stain is a landscape of vulnerability, an unveiled hidden and voiceless part of self that no longer needs concealment. It beckons the onlooker to connect with something in them that cannot be removed as the result of a collision ? the foreseen randomness of life itself.

  • The whirls of stains have become my language. They speak a truth that cannot be unheard or unseen, much like the irascible raspberry stain of life on the white dress of disquiet conformism or shame. Each one of these paintings is a personal invitation to sink into the surrender of this stain ? the true address of a spirit free from definition and judgment ? much like the sacred hum of a song that lyrics we have forgotten, but whose haunting melody brings us back to their memory.

  • Text captured by Denis Mateo for Nancy Brandsma
  • Je suis tache

  • S?rie: emp?tement d'huiles sur la surface peinture

  • Par Nancy Brandsma

  • Le processus:

  • Il a fallu de nombreuses it?rations laborieuses de mon exploration stylistique pour d?canter et affiner la fluidit? de la s?rie en cours avant que je puisse saisir mon processus et d?chiffrer ses s?maphores.

  • Ce n'est que lorsque j'ai pu m'?clipser de ma performance artistique que j'ai enfin pu me connecter et r?fl?chir sur le modus operandi lui-m?me. Je peins avec un instinct inform? et un esprit libre. C?est ce que j?appelle la partie de mon processus attribuable ? la ?conscience inconsciente? Je peins sans ?tre pr?sente ? ma performance et puise dans le subconscient collectif.

  • Je laisse le subconscient guider ma main pour peindre des cercles incessants rappelant des constellations tourbillonnantes, des tarentelles et des visions kal?idoscopiques. Tout mon ?tre est astreint ? ex?cuter des champs d'emp?tements multicolores peign?s au vent.

  • Ce n'est que lorsque ma conscience est pleinement revenue de l'ex?cution artistique que la toile raconte le fil quelque peu voil? qui attend mon r?veil. C?est l? que la beaut? monstrueuse de la tache ind?niable se d?gage du sens de mes peintures et se r?v?le ? moi.

  • Le sens:
  • Je suis tache est un paysage de vuln?rabilit?, une partie cach?e et sans voix de soi qui n?a plus besoin de se cacher. Il invite le spectateur ? se connecter avec quelque chose en eux qui ne peut pas ?tre supprim? et qui a surgit ? la suite d'une collision ? il s'agit du caract?re al?atoire mais pr?vu de la vie elle-m?me.

  • Les tourbillons de taches sont devenus ma langue. Ils parlent d'une v?rit? qui ne peut ?tre oubli?e ni par la vue ni par l'ou?e, un peu comme la tache de framboise irascible de la vie sur la robe blanche d'un conformisme inqui?tant ou de la honte.

  • Chacune de ces peintures est une invitation personnelle ? sombrer dans l'abandon de cette tache ? la v?ritable adresse d'un esprit libre de d?finition et de jugement ? tout comme le fredonnement sacr? d'une chanson dont on a oubli? les paroles, mais dont la m?lodie envo?tante nous ram?ne ? leur m?moire.

  • Texte captur? par Denis Mateo pour Nancy Brandsma
I Am Stain | Je suis tache January 21-February 28, 2019 Good Eats Café, Ottawa, ON

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Event Dates Location
Pentadécagone (BRAVO-Est) April 20-May 20, 2019 WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
Crossroads | À la croisée des chemins February 16-March 10, 2019 Café Alterne, Ottawa, ON
Pentadécagone (BRAVO-Est) SOOTODAY.com | Radio Canada February 07-March 01, 2019 180 Project, Sault-Sainte-Marie, ON
34th Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale November 22-December 09, 2018 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
ARTBOMB (Online art gallery | Galerie en ligne) artbombdaily.com 2017 Audience: Canada, Asia
33rd Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale November 23-December 10, 2017 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
Crossroads | À la croisée des chemins October 3-5, 2017 École secondaire l'Essor, Windsor/Tecumseh, ON
Crossroads | À la croisée des chemins   May 12-June 9, 2017 Galerie 815 (Conseil des Arts), Hearst, ON
Pentadécagone (BRAVO-Est) February 2017 SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON
32nd Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale November 24-December 11, 2016 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
Pentadécagone August 9-September 9, 2016 Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, ON
39th Festival Franco Ontarien June 12-14, 2014 Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, ON
Cock Show September 8-October 13, 2013 The Atomic Rooster, Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Summer Art Market August, 2013 City Hall - Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa, ON
38th Festival Franco Ontarien June 13-15, 2013 Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, ON
The 10th Annual Original SQUARE FOOT Show August 4-19, 2012 AWOL & Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
37th Festival Franco Ontarien June 14-16, 2012 Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, ON
Frenchkiss(er) (BRAVO-Est | Nuit blanche) September 22, 2012 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON
Palindrome II (BRAVO-Est | Nuit blanche) September 22, 2012 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON
Palindrome (BRAVO-Est)  March 6-May 12, 2012 La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON
27th Annual Holiday Fundraising Art Sale November 24-December 18, 2011 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO! (BRAVO-Est)   October 31-December 3, 2011 La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON
La Vendemmia September 24-25, 2011 Little Italy, Preston Street, Ottawa, ON
The 9th Annual Original SQUARE FOOT Show August 5-21, 2011 AWOL & Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
Rideau Canal Festival: Galerie Plein-Air July 28-August 1, 2011 Confederation Park, Ottawa, ON
The Urban Art Show July 23, 2011 Minto Park, Ottawa, ON
36th Festival Franco Ontarien June 16-18, 2011 City Hall, Ottawa, ON
Nepean Fine Arts League Exhibition May 28-June 27, 2011 Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Le téléthon Franco February 26, 2011 Ottawa University, Ottawa, ON
Nepean Fine Arts League Annual Winter Sale November 19-21, 2010 Ottawa, ON
The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay | Coloris sur la Baie   October 30-31, 2010 Rockland, ON
The 8th Annual Original Square Foot Show August 20-September 5, 2010 AWOL & Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
Merrickville Artisan's Show August 28-29, 2010 Merrickville Fairgrounds, ON
35th Festival Franco Ontarien June 17-20, 2010 City Hall, Ottawa, ON
re-inventio March 2-30, 2010 La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON
Old Ottawa South Art & Music Festival September 19, 2009 Windsor Park, Ottawa, ON
The 7th Annual Original SQUARE FOOT Show August 15-September 6, 2009 Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
Merrickville Antique & Artisan’s Show August 22-23, 2009 Merrickville, ON
The Prince Edward District Women's Institute 26th Annual Art Sale July 30, 2009 Picton, ON
Rigomagno Jazz/Art Festival (Il Colle degli Ulivi) 2008 Rigomagno, Tuscany, Italy

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Palindrome : ecce (Presented by BRAVO-Est | Conceptualized by Prof Yves M. Larocque) La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON

This event touched Nancy on a very personal level as her brother was the palindrome inspiration. A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols/elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way either forwards or backwards. The elements in this case were the art mediums: a painting and a video. The painting would be a "palindrome" of their video and vice-versa. Ten artists created palindrome concepts and presented their story at the vernissage. More event photos...

Palindrome
Palindrome
Palindrome
Palindrome
Palindrome

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Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!
(Presented by BRAVO-Est)

La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON

This exhibition took place from October 31, 2011 to 3 December 3, 2011. Suzon Demers and Nancy Brandsma were interviewed by "Rogers TV Regarts" and a hundred or more people came to the vernissage on November 7th.

Cette exposition a eu lieu à partir du 31 octobre 2011 au 3 décembre 2011. Suzon Demers et Nancy Brandsma ont été interviewées par Regarts de TV Rogers et une centaine de personnes ou plus sont venue au vernissage du 7 novembre.

Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!
Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!
Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!
Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!
Petits-formats x 3 = BRAVO!

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The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay | Coloris sur la Baie (Juried Art Show)
Rockland, ON

 

The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay
The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay
The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay
The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay
The 5th Annual Colours on the Bay

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exposition re-inventio
La Nouvelle Scéne, Ottawa, ON

The opening night of re-inventio was a grand success! Nancy's painting (each artist was represented by one of their current works) is one of only two that sold on the opening night of this month-long exhibition. Her selected work was "rock face" which can be viewed in the landscapes section of the gallery.

The second piece she had on display for the remainder of the show was entitled "rhapsody" which can also be viewed in the landscapes section of the gallery. There was a fantastic selection of works from all of Prof. Yves Larocque's OSA Art Class (winter/spring 2012 students) and Nancy would like to thank all that came by to view her/their art throughout the duration of the event and on the opening night.

An exhibtion book featuring various works from each of the presenting artists has been prepared and is still available at blurb.com.

It is entitled:
re-inventio | se ré-inventer | re-inventing ourselves

exposition re-inventio

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