NSCAD MFA students Nicole Raufeisen, Ryan Witt, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Veronika Horlik and Mike Spencer are among 32 up-and-coming Canadian artists selected for the sixth Fresh Paint/New Construction
exhibition at Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal.
The annual event, which runs until August 21, celebrates outstanding talent and potential. The works, selected by faculty members from eight universities, feature students from Concordia University, Université Laval, University of Ottawa, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, and York University, in addition to NSCAD.
According to Mike Patten of Galerie Art Mûr, this year’s Fresh Paint / New Construction
exhibition features “a wide range of approaches to painting and sculpture through traditional and contemporary techniques and materials which reflects the hybrid nature of today's art. From orange peels to fingernails, the everyday materials used in this year’s presentation have never been more diverse.”
Nicole and Ryan also participated in the Open Studio
event at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee
in Berlin, Germany on July 17 and 18.