314 – 12th Avenue SWT2R 0H2
10 am – 5:30 pm
Masks and hand sanitizer are available for free at the entrance, and physical distancing is encouraged.
11 am – 3 pm
We invite you to visit the gallery where you can meet artist, Nick Rooney and be amongst the first people to see some of his newest work. Nick will be available from 11:00am to 3:00pm to speak to guests and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.
1 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us to hear Nick Rooney speak about his current work and studio practice.
Established in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1972, Loch Gallery is celebrating 50 years of business specializing in Canadian and European historical artworks, and representing established contemporary artists.
September 16 to September 24
Nick Rooney, has always been greatly influenced and stimulated by art history. Much of his early career was spent focusing on the craft of oil painting and developing a contemporary art practice deeply rooted in history. His current studio work and research look at the relationship between the reductive formalism of geometric minimalism and the complexity of classical realism. By bringing together in one frame both his passion for representation, and minimalist geometric abstraction, Rooney is seeking to stimulate a deeper understanding of life. These disquieting juxtapositions can be jarring; by shaking us out of our complacency and heightening our awareness these paintings may help us to be more reflective as we try to comprehend that fragments perception and uncertainties in life.
Nick Rooney (b. 1989 Canada) obtained his MA in Painting from the University of the Arts London, at Camberwell College of Arts in London, England. Rooney now resides in Calgary (Mohkínsstsisi), where he is an instructor at the University of Calgary and the Alberta University of the Arts.