Sound Seed | Nancy Newton

September 1 – 19, 2021

Sound Seed is the third exhibition of mixed media drawings and paintings by Nancy Newton inspired by Dream-e-scape: a twenty-minute musical composition by the late Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. 

The first exhibition Sound Space (2016) explored the intriguing musical sequences guided by intentional listening. Sound Seed (2021) expands on the desire found in Sound Scape (2018) to capture the essence of the places that music takes us. In this exhibition, the depiction of sound, its instrumentation, and the emotional response to Dream-e-scape are less restricted spatially. The works are not visually bound by a traditional horizon line of the earthly domain. In actuality, the works go beyond these limitations into the realm of dreams, which may constantly shift and expand.

Sound Seed Born from Music

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Sound Seed – Born from Music is a fifty-one-page document that accompanies the newest exhibition. The video and documentation attempt to give insight into my experience with the creative process. It seeks to illustrate how innate interest, experience, and memory feed into the completion of a body of work. The text and examples of work aim to document the journey into this musical and visual exploration of Dream-e-scape.

Nancy Newton is a Toronto-based artist and has been exhibiting her drawings and paintings over the last thirty years.  She majored in Fine Art at Western University and graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from York University.  Her work can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada, United States, UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia. 

Newton was a visual arts educator at the secondary level with the former Etobicoke Board of Education and the TDSB.  She has been involved in the local arts community as a Board Member for Arts Etobicoke and as an ECiD facilitator with the Milkweed Collective. She is a former Board Member/Treasurer of the Propeller Art Gallery.


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