OrilliaPacket and Times
A look at arts, culture, music highlights of 2014
By John Swartz
Tuesday,December 30, 2014 6:56:48 EST PM
TAKE A GOOD LOOK
Finally, last weekend, I went to Midland to see an exhibit at Quest Gallery. John Kokkinos's Digital Labyrinth is interesting at first glance. Then I read the artist’s statement and faced the paintings again. It was one of those moments of revelation.
Kokkinos was trying to realize what he thought the flow of digital information surrounding us everywhere would look like if we could see it. If you are at all familiar with sine waves, sound waves and massive telephony wiring, you will see right away he has captured something unique.
Not only that, but his technical mastery of craft is outstanding and has some creative touches I haven’t seen before. I’ve been to many shows of new art in many galleries here, and in larger centers (some of those I thought amateurish), and this exhibit is by far the best I’ve seen in more than a decade.
It’s up until Jan. 10. When you go, read his statement (it’s immediately to the left of the doorway) before you start to investigate his paintings and maybe you’ll see the genius of his work, as I did.
Saatchion line, Big, Bright and Bold, by Rebecca Wilson.
PeripheralARTeries Art Review-May 2013
Saatchion line, New this week 6-10-13 selected by Rebecca Wilson.
Saatchion line, New this week 2-11-13 selected by Rebecca Wilson.
Saatchion line, New this week 12-24-12 selected by Rebecca Wilson.
TheBay Street Bull, Vol. 8 No. 2, Highlighting Chancery Gallery Artist.
WhistleRadio 102.7 FM “The Art Studio” Interview.
OdysseyTV, February 2011, TV interview.
NorthYork Mirror, July 14th edition, a feature article by FannieSunshine.
NorthYork Mirror, July 24th edition, a feature article by FannieSunshine.
RichmondHill Liberal, January 13th edition, a feature article by Kim Zarzour.
Emphasis,magazine # 12, a full feature article, Contos Media, Toronto.
ArtGallery of Peel, Jurors’ statement, Dan Kennedy and John Ryerson.
OMNITV Edo Kai Tora, May 2007, Television interview.
ParkhurstExchange: March issue, volume 13, number 3, a full feature article.
TorontoStar April 2, Christopher Hume Art.