AGP Art Instructors Series: John Climenhage and Shannon Taylor

  • Shannon Taylor, Hydrant by Bridge
  • John Climenhage, Inverlea Bridge, late January
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The Art Gallery of Peterborough is delighted to present the second in the Art Instructor Series, works by two of the gallery’s long-standing educators John Climenhage and Shannon Taylor.

John Climenhage has been painting en plein air for over twenty years, while “struggling with various postmodern approaches to the development of abstract spaces based on contemporary philosophy and quantum physics.” Capturing the environmental transitions that take place over the winter, Climenhage’s oils record the sequence of ice formation and break up along the Otonabee River.

Shannon Taylor graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a major in media arts. She is an active member of the arts community in Peterborough, and has created murals at several locations in the region including one in downtown Peterborough next to Karma’s Café and Black Honey. Taylor’s work is comprised of imaginary scenes created with photographic image transfer. These constructed narratives form what the artist terms ‘deceptive realism.’