In the perfect here and the complete now, I respond to life, to living, in search for a balance. I create through core interests rooted in perception; I am prone to abstraction, embroiled in spontaneous experimentation in a simple process. I trust one 'mark' to lead to another, drawing out the unknown from deep within my soul, gambling on each mark, gesture or stroke to reveal its authenticity. Keeping the work wide open, I step into the abyss of coded language, symbols and senses that bubble up from inward feelings, thoughts, and outward happenings: the results are wonderfully surprising. Through colour, form and the love of 'line': the invisible is transmuted to the visible, varied interests surface in varied ways through varied disciplines, some traditional, most not. 'Making' is my life's necessity, it began with a love of drawing, which remains the thread that binds my practice. Stepping past the divide to explore rhythms and nature's frequencies creates resonances from my experiences in this wonderfully bizarre entanglement of a life fuelled by curiosity.
Jeanette Luchese, A first-generation Italian - Canadian settler, visual artist with roots in the design arts creating in the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking, painting, sculptures and sound. Gallery director, graduate of School of Design and Visual Art, Georgian College (Barrie) and Sheridan College School of Design (Oakville) resides in Innisfil, Ontario Canada. Exhibiting Internationally and regionally at numerous public galleries including the macLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Quest Art Gallery (Midland), Orillia Museum of Arts & History (Orillia) and Campus Gallery, (Barrie). A grant recipient of the Ontario Art Council and the City of Barrie Culture Department, with numerous awards. Recipient of the 2014 "Great Visual Arts Golden Eagle Trophy - Award of Honour, Salerno, Italy and 2015 the Kandinsky Award of Creativity, Salerno, Italy. Published in Abstract | Ext, A first approximation to abstract literature¹ by David Quiles Guilló: 'Gone Once,' page 76 (April 2015 45 authors. Printed in Spain). Short Listed for the 2015 Gwendolyn MacEwen Exile Poetry Competition 'From there to here,' published in ELQ Exile: The Literary Quarterly July Edition 2016. Ending 2018 with The Focus and the Fray, a regional public gallery solo exhibition held at Campus Gallery, curators Sarah Elizebeth Leonard and Cory Van der Vliet - The Helen and Arch Brown Centre, Georgian College Barrie, Canada and honoured to of created the 2018 Barrie Art Awards Sculptures (statuettes) Public Art: 2019 Participating in #ISDAY International Sculpture Day, Innisfil Sculpture Group partnering with Innisfil IdeaLAB, 'Sculptures in Uncommon Places" . "What day is it? resides in Port Huron, Michigan USA: The Gathering #8. The Verandahs Bed & Breakfast by the Lake in Oro, Ontario and "Easy Rider" in Barrie, Ontario, Canada — 2019 Florence, Italy, OCADU's Summer Studio Master Class [June] with Nicole Collins and Anda Kubis, ending the year with a solo exhibtion of experimental printmaking "Surviving Death : Ressurecting Memories at the PRNT Collective Barrie, Ontario.
2020 ... then there was a pandemic. Finding solace in the words of Alan Watts "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” which we all did.
The Februrary 8, 2020 'On the Edge' Orillia Museum of Art and History, (Orillia) did happen, but it as many things closed in March, the exhibition at Be Contemporary Gallery in Innisfil as well closed March 14th. #ISDay happened in small ways, April 25 2020 - #ISDAY 2020, Inspiring Innisfil i200, partnering with Innisfil IdeaLAB Public Art happened in 2021 and 2022. "Not even the poets" Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON. Curator Virginia Eichhorn is now as 'Sleeping Beauty' dormant, now reopened in 2022.
Director, curator 'be contemporary gallery' Innisfil, Ontario 2020 to 1/30/2022.
2022 'For the Love of PRNT, Double Door's Studio and Gallery, Anton Mills, Barrie, Ontario
2022 ' ReSurfacing', First Floor Gallery, Barrie, City Hall, Barrie, Ontario
2022 'PRNT Collective' First Floor Gallery, Barrie, City Hall, Barrie, Ontario
Upcoming: 2024 August - October - Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, ON, Curator Ted Fullerton.