Simple, strong imagery dominates this piece by Toronto contemporary artist Lynne Fernie. In science, ‘kinetics’ measures the rates of chemical reactions found in nature. Fernie’s expressive paintings in black on white canvas possess a kind of kinetic energy. “Painting is a visual language in the same sense as when a poet sits down to write and has some sort of feeling. They know there’s something to be said.” Lynne Fernie
She is an OCAD honours graduate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Fernie has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council and has been a jury member of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is included in numerous private collections. In addition to her visual arts career, Lynne is also a songwriter. She worked with the Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.