GREGORY HOSKINS with TINA NEWLOVE: ILLUMINATE ME: A Concert and Live Painting Performance. Two nights: Thursday / Friday, December 1 & 2
GREGORY HOSKINS with TINA NEWLOVE: ILLUMINATE ME: A Concert and Live Painting Performance. Two nights: Thursday / Friday, December 1 & 2: 8:00pm. $25 door. A concert presentation of songs from acclaimed Canadian recording artist Gregory Hoskins set against a larger-than-life canvas being painted by Tina Newlove and projected over the singer. The evening begins with Hoskins under the stark light of the projected canvas and ends drowning in colour and form. The songs of Hoskins are cool and warm and sorrowful and hopeful all at the same time and the paintings of Newlove are organic and grounded, abstract just enough to make them otherworldly but recognizable. The interactions between painter and singer are unrehearsed and the outcome is unplanned as he makes his way through solo renditions of the songs (with a dose of the “between song asides” he is known for) and Newlove’s projected “Hand of God” applies colour in all its’ drippy mess. The audience gets a taste of the chaos that can lead to form. And that is where the two meet. www.gregoryhoskins.com www.tinanewlove.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmmUmr0EBKY
Gregory Hoskins’ career has spanned 22 years, eight albums. Remember Gregory Hoskins and The Stickpeople on the legendary True North label? Hoskins, has appeared with Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls, Bruce Cockburn, among many others. He also works with First Nations artists and arts organizations. Tina Newlove is an artist who is making a significant contribution to the cultural life of Canada. Her much-awarded work appears in numerous public galleries. She is a founding member of Tribe of One, a Canadian Performance Collective that fuses the soul of Indigenous folk-funk rock with English, French, First Nation and Metis, singers, dancers, painters and musicians.