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Art

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

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Current & Past Exhibits


June’s Featured Artist: Laura Sorbara


Artist Bio & Statement
Laura Sorbara is an artist who's born and raised in Hamilton. Laura got her honour's bachelor of studio arts from McMaster University in 2011. 

This body of work is about the relationship between seemingly mundane everyday tasks and the way mental illness impacts these activities. Simple pleasures are swept aside as mental illness permeates every part of the sufferer's life. Coffee with friends, household chores, even showering all become inexplicably insurmountable when depression settles in. I hope to create a dialogue about how lonely and isolating mental illness can be; people are usually less alone than they think, and it's important to know this.

May’s Featured Artist: Alannah Tassone


Artist Bio

Alannah Tassone was born in Hamilton, Ontario. She is an abstract artist whose primary working medium is resin. Other mediums in her work include fluid acrylics, water-based glass paints, pigmented powders, and alcohol inks on wood panel. Her process takes several days to complete, as each piece is constructed of many layers in order to create depth.

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am constantly looking for inspiration, always open to my surroundings, paying attention to details using all five senses. Most of what inspires me to create comes from the environment, and the ocean. I am attracted to all things that embody nature – not only in the deep-blues and verdant greens, but also in the feeling of the elements and structure of the landscape. Working with resin (a pouring medium) allows me to create fluid-like displays, unique from other work.


Summer Hours


Mulberry is introducing it's new summer hours starting May 1st

 

Monday-Tuesday - 7am - 10pm

Wednesday - Friday - 7 am - Midnight

Saturday - 8 am - Midnight

Sunday - 8 am - 8 pm

 

Come enjoy the nice weather and late nights at Mulberry!!



'TIME WARP: A Pinhole Portal of Perception,

by Canadian Artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton'

Award-winning Canadian artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, has been making pinhole cameras, and creating pinhole photographs, for over 15 years.

Pinhole photography, also known as 'slow photography', creates unique imagery through a tiny pin hole of light. Sunlight passes through the pin hole into light-tight boxes or canisters. The light exposes photo-sensitive paper, creating a shadow image, or 'negative'. This negative is then processed in a darkroom to create 'positive' final prints.

The beauty of this long start-to- finish photographic process is that Time slows down. The process of pure pinholing cannot be digitally or mechanically rushed, manipulated or edited. As sun light is captured, time starts to warp ...

As Lindsay says, ... "Pinhole photography offers a completely different way of seeing the world outside of ourselves. Every moment becomes a meditation on Time itself. All becomes very 'Here & Now'..."

The selection of imagery in this exhibit are from rural and lakeside locations in Halton County, in Southern Ontario, Canada.


March Featured Artist: Kareem Ferreira


Artist Bio

Kareem Ferreira was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Ferreira works predominantly in the medium of acrylic painting, but includes different mixed medias, such as paper collage, graphite, and spray paint on wood panels. Ferreira completed his Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts at McMaster University in 2011. He has had shows in Hamilton, New York City and Winnipeg in galleries such as DeFacto Gallery, 623 ArtSpace, HAVN, Hamilton Conservatory of Art, Workers Art & Heritage Museum, and My Dog Joe Coffee.

Artist Statement:

My painting is intended to capture mood, while evoking the similar expressions being depicted. This intention of capturing feelings and ideas has materialized into an interesting body of figurative art. I find myself breaking down expression into individual modules of the human form. Focusing on individual parts of the face and body and experimenting with the tactile nature of paint application I am capable of dissecting the translations of this message.