Around

John Climenhage

Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2020

Peterborough artist John Climenhage has been painting the outdoors for over 20 years. Most recently, he's turned his attention to the neighbourhoods and urban architecture of downtown Peterborough. Around brings together a selection of the artist's 2020 paintings, which are interested in the here and now. The works savour liminal space and play with the drama of light and cloud-filled skies. They are luminous, mundane, and delightful in their richness.

John Climenhage lives and paints in Peterborough, Ontario. He has painted landscapes en plein air for over twenty years, experimenting with postmodern approaches to the development of abstract spaces based on contemporary philosophy and quantum physics. His work has exhibited widely at public and private galleries across Ontario and is held in public and private collections around the world in countries as varied as Australia, Cuba, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, and United States. Climenhage has taught art at Loyalist College, Prince of Wales Public School, and the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

Around: John Climenhage is the second in a series of three micro-exhibitions programmed for November and December 2020 at Artspace. Featuring local stories and artists, the series is preoccupied with identity, in-between spaces, and ways of knowing. Breaking Down Stereotypes and Attention is a task we share: Robin Love complete the series.

Breaking Down Stereotypes – November 4th-14th
Around: John Climenhage – November 18th-28th
Attention is a task we share: Robin Love – December 2nd-12th