13 July, 2023
NEW WORKS BY TWO EXCITING METAL ARTISTS AT 13TH STREET GALLERY
SOURCE: THE GALLERY
ST CATHARINES – 13th Street Gallery located at 13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Avenue in St. Catharines announces its new exhibition featuring two exciting Canadian metal artists Alex Chorny and Floyd Elzigna. Opening on Saturday July 15, 2023, all are invited between 2 and 5 p.m. to meet the artists. Two prolific metal artists, Chorny and Elzinga will be showcasing new works. Alex Chorny is a recent graduate of the Marylin I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University, it will be his first major exhibition. Alex utilizes high-powered magnets, iron filings, and resin to create his unique, original, experimental artworks. Also featuring is the popular Floyd Elzinga with his beautiful metal landscape artworks. Elzinga has been exhibiting at 13th Street Gallery since 2019 and consistently sells out his exhibitions
“I have abandoned traditional art-making materials and techniques to create experimental artworks through the manipulation of the natural forces of magnetism and gravity. Through material exploration in pattern and texture, I have endeavoured to visually highlight the symmetries, tessellations, and unseen energy structures around us in magnetism, mineralogy, mathematics, and physics,” explains Alex Chorny.
Floyd Elzinga is drawn to polar opposites, “I employ natural and non-traditional sculpting materials to create conceptual sculptures, but more than a decade of steel fabrication has made metals my dominant choice of materials. I was initially drawn to using steel as a material because of its plastic nature. It is a common, fast-working material that is very forgiving allowing me to sketch my thoughts in line-drawing style panels and persuasively formed sculptures,” says Floyd Elzinga.
The exhibition will continue until Saturday August 12, 2023
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 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