“Fish out of Water” exhibit coming to the Cline House Gallery

Provided by the City of Cornwall
“Fish out of Water” exhibit coming to the Cline House Gallery


The Cline House Gallery is preparing to welcome Toronto-based artist Monika Rosen to Cornwall for a solo exhibition of paintings and two studio workshops.

The exhibition, named Fish out of Water, will be featured at the Cline House Gallery from July 14 to August 27 and will explore touch, reflection, and longing through large to intimate oil paintings and monotypes.

“Rosen’s large-scale, multi-figurative work on these themes began pre-pandemic and soon felt both disquieting and therapeutic in her uprooted life, which began to see more landscape with less people in it,” said Emily MacLeod, the City of Cornwall’s Visual Arts Coordinator.”

Thus, a more rigorous en-plein-air practice was born, as well as quiet, intimate, and single-figure works. Fish out of Water merges this cross-disciplinary collection at a time we are all a little patchwork within ourselves and without, navigating new currents but speckled with beauty.

The official opening of the exhibition, which will allow for residents to meet Rosen, will take place on July 14 at 7 pm.

Rosen completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queen’s University and her Master of Fine Arts at the New York Academy of Art. She has also held multiple artist-in-residence positions in Manchester (UK), Assisi (Italy), and St. Andrews By-The-Sea (Canada), allowing for the collaboration with local municipalities by way of Open Studios, community talks, workshops and exhibitions.


For more information regarding current and future exhibitions and workshops, visit www.clinehousegallery.com or contact MacLeod at 343-585-5219 or at emacleod@cornwall.ca. The Cline House Gallery is located at 204 Second Street East, in Cornwall.

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