Senior Canadian Artists Joseph Drapell and Henry Saxe to Feature at 13th Street Gallery

Senior Canadian Artists Joseph Drapell and Henry Saxe to Feature at 13th Street Gallery


ST CATHARINES – 13th Street Gallery located at 1776 Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines is proud to announce its next exhibition DRAPELL / SAXE opens on Saturday Sept. 19, 2020, featuring two of Canada’s distinctive established artists who have challenged contemporary art discourse. Joseph Drapell and Henry Saxe are two unapologetic artists with strong personal oeuvres that have fought against the tide of fashionable conventions.

Joseph Drapell paints intuitively with much less planning; he often uses unpredictable chance-event that happen during work, propelled by his curiosity. Drapell sticks to his forms as vehicles for feelings that go beyond the realm of basic emotions. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1940, and in the wake of World War II and the totalitarian system of the Soviet Union, Drapell immigrated to Canada. Studying at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan from 1968-1970.

Canadian sculptor, Henry Saxe was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1937. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. He later settled in the countryside of Tamworth, Ontario. While sculpture remains his main focus, Saxe also practices drawing and painting. In the sixties, his works represented a clash between constructivism and abstract expressionism. These two- dimensional works tie into Saxe’s sculptural practice as they deal with concepts of balance, juxtaposition and distribution.

Both artists will be present on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1pm to 5pm

The exhibition will run until Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Co-owner of 13th Street Winery, John Mann has been collecting and living with art for over fifty years, both at home and at work. Art has always been an integral part of the Winery’s vision to provide visitors with a unique experience that stimulates all the senses, not just taste. 13th Street Gallery opened its doors on November 2, 2019 offering guests the opportunity to view and purchase original artwork from the collection and beyond. The collection includes works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists, including Harold Town of Toronto’s The Painters Eleven and Jean-Paul Riopelle and Rita Letendre of Montreal’s Les Automatistes movements. The Gallery features both contemporary and historical Canadian fine art in a series of changing exhibitions. The Gallery is dedicated to selling Canadian art

For more information contact Margie Galita at 13th Street Gallery located at 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines ON phone: 289 968 1840


Margie Galita, Gallery Manager
289 968 1840


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