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Grove, artist statement...

Subject happens as it happens, like to go with the Spirit of the Time , keeping works of art topical to happenings around ...(ZeitGeist) Materials are classical, the finest oil paints from old recipes on linen canvas, though dammar varnish uses oranges rather than turpentine, knife to paint instead of animal hair brushes, stretcher bar wood from Paulownia, which like a Phoenix, regrows from roots in five years if the trunk is taken, & paint has resins added instead of oil to quicken dr
ying in so humid by the lake studio where work... method is rooted in automatism, which allows for a freedom of expression, though my subconscious seems so much more specific than it did when sold first work professionally in 1993...It seems the subliminal memories arrived first in works until, finally, all was brought forth to the eye, & now work is more present & future vision based than before... comfort with abstraction allows works to be closer to reality, as, in many ways, realism is actually very abstract...Ethically, am bound by many rules, too numerous for this prudish character to mention, though the mere hint of likeness often scares into dissolving the image with a gentle opaque glaze to obscure recognition...Like a movie star wears sunglasses, hide subjects subtly, for their own privacy...

Sari Grove, mini-bio...

Sari Grove is a Canadian icy cold Northern born blueish light tending towards miserable, knife 'n oils painter, educated internationally & locally, though living free range philosophically, as if all that formal training was merely an appetizer to the main course...Her paintings are admired & enjoyed by those who have opportunity to see them, including far away fans who have connected using the web portal to view...For those who like the physicality of an original work of art, the Kohl Gallery of Arts represents Sari Grove, & will gladly show works of art in person to those interested in collecting rather than just viewing digitally...

Gallery Representation...(Joseph & Sari together)

2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eglinton ave.

2007 Scollard Street Gallery, Scollard st.

2006 Yorkville Gallery, Hazelton ave.

2005 Lanes Gallery, Hazelton Lanes

2004 Lanes Gallery

2003 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery, Scollard

2002 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery

2001 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery

2000 Original Papers Art Gallery, Prince Arthur st.

1999 Yorkville Fine Frame, Bellair ave.

1998 Yorkville Fine Frame

1997 Yorkville Fine Frame

1996 Yorkville Fine Frame

1995 Gebo Artworx, Quen st.west

1994 Artalog Art Gallery, Elte Carpets, North York

1993 Studio 2007, Sherbourne st.


1991 University of Toronto, Ryerson Polytechnical University

1990 Humber College, Harvard University

1986 to 1989 McGill University Bachelor of Arts

1986 Atkinson College Ward’s Island

1985 York University Bachelor of Fine Arts Studies program

1984 to 1985 Sarah Lawrence College

1979 to 1984 University of Toronto Schools High School Diploma

first school to 1979 The Toronto French School


holds a double honours Bachelor of Arts from The University of Toronto (1996) & attended Port Credit & Lorne Park High schools...with diploma...

media & books & more...

2003? Atlantisia gallery...asked to comment on camera about art by chimpanzees (yes, it is art, was the answer)

published 2001 “ The Talking Vegetable Garden” children’s book, sold out

1994 Television interview about computers & art “ MediaTV “ (CITYTV channel)


Sunnybrook Hospital Heart Centre

Sunnybrook Hospital Oncology Centre

St. George’s Society

Sacre Coeur School

Baycrest Rehabilitative Centre

Rosedale Dental Clinic

Mailboxes Etc.

Lanes Gallery

Yorkville Fine Frame

Hudson’s Bay Company

Toronto Abilty School

Adoption Council of Canada

Aji Sai

National Mailbox

Sony Animation Studio

Tilley Endurables

Horwath Orenstein Chartered Accountants

Bochner Eye Institute

Kerbel Communications

Metro Canada Logistics

Canadian Tire

Women’s College Hospital

Gallery One

University of Toronto

Ultimate Horse Site

projects...Google GroveCanada ...

how to get to Mars & when to go...take a GoodYear blimp style spaceship, travel real slow, during Ides of march when Mercury is retrograde...(go towards North East from Earth)

how to fold the space-time continuum...cross right arm over left, cross right leg over left, hold position, this is called ‘OZ’, open arms & legs to open position, this is called ‘Nicht’ , recross left arm over right arm then recross left leg over right leg, this is called ‘ Eins’ , hold position , this also called ‘Eins’ ...use mnemonic Oz Nicht Eins Eins to remember how, say the words out loud as you fold...go slow & hold final position until you feel space-time have folded themselves...

how chimpanzees have shown us that coffee prevents aids...long story...starts with Chekhov on Star Trek, then Montreal rescued Chimpanzees who paint at Atlantisia Gallery, moves to Lettieri & Kopi Luwak coffee article...

Latest Paintings

songs I love to paint to:


1.Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad (Christine Kane)

2.New Shoes (Paolo Nutini)

3.Rehab (Amy Winehouse)

4.mama cass ,’make your own kind of music’

a little about us...sort of a together bio...
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