Fresh Waves features long-awaited new paintings from the Kingston trio of Sue Langlois, David Bastedo and Stewart Jones. The show will feature abstract and representational works along with some painted objets d’art (tables, skateboards, jackets)—a fitting convergence of three cross-disciplinary artists with shared geographic ties and complementary artistic styles. Their vibrant, expressive works are drawn from unexpected sources on the fringes of our urban, rural, and industrial landscapes.
Langlois, Bastedo, and Jones are all active members of the Kingston-area arts scene, and all three have deep ties to the city’s musical firmament. Langlois grew up to the sounds of Kingston rock royalty, The Tragically Hip; her brother Paul is the band’s rhythm guitarist. Bastedo is a mixed-media artist and long-time official photographer for The Tragically Hip. In 2018, he toured his widely acclaimed photo and multimedia talk exhibit, “Through My Lens—A Tale of Love, Hope and Admiration,” sharing 50 seminal images from his collaborations with the Hip. And Jones’ artwork graces the album covers of such musicians as Sarah Harmer, Justin Rutledge, Wayne Petti and Cuff the Duke. He art directed the Sadies’ Juno Award–winning video for their song “Rumbleseat.”