Ron Bolt – The Distant Edge
The paintings are divided exactly in half at the visual center. Sea and sky are equal and the horizon is constant. That distant edge is hypnotic. Razor sharp or faintly visible, appearing diffuse or seeming to flicker in the blaze of dawn. Above and below the edge is weather. Light and wind create constantly changing patterns. Sea and sky dance together in our minds and the edge lures us on. Toward the unknown regions.
– Ron Bolt June 2016
The Christina Parker Gallery is pleased to present The Distant Edge, an exhibition of new paintings of the sea by one of Canada’s leading painters. Ron Bolt (RCA) was born in Toronto in 1938. His painting career spans more than fifty years. As a painter, he has held over seventy solo exhibitions in Public and Commercial galleries in Canada and Europe and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, England, Japan and China. He was awarded the Canada 125 medal in 1992, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002, the RCA’s Centennial Medallion in 2005 and in 2011, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In the early 1970s Ron Bolt was artist in residence in the small fishing community, formerly known as Hibb’s Hole, in Conception Bay. The grandeur of the light, sea and sky spiritually moved Bolt to create paintings that were directly influenced by his environment. The powerful experience of living on the sea in rural Newfoundland continues to influence his work to the present day.
Please join us for the the opening reception on Friday, June 17th, from 5:30 – 8:00 with music by Boyd Chubbs. Ron Bolt will be present.