Nestled among the vineyards in Niagara, is an art gallery owned and operated by 13th Street Winery. Currently featured in the art gallery are the works of artist Ronald Boaks, who lives and creates in his studio in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Boaks works with many different materials and doesn’t hesitate to combine several art forms on the same canvas. From metal pieces used in his sculptures, both acrylic and oil paintings, prints, collages and still life photography — all showcase Boaks’ creativity.
Boaks has an understanding for dualities: light set against dark, confinement versus expansion, rich colours and monochromatic ones, above and below, vitality versus inertia. This has been featured in many of his recent works of art.
The current exhibit at the winery includes works from 1985 onward, in which Boaks uses his highly inventive painting processes. Included in this showing are a number of his sculptures.
The display is on exhibit until Oct. 22 at 13th Street Winery.