Emily Pittman and Natalie Field present
The Gathered Gallery, an art blog of curated art and writing. The Gathered Gallery features at least 52 artists per year through features, reviews, and a digital residency.
This online concentration of visual art facilitates connection between readers and artists, allows the discovery of unique contemporary practices, and creates opportunities for gaining new perspectives. The Gathered Gallery aims to contribute to the Canadian and International art communities and add its voice to the conversation surrounding contemporary art practices.
“THANK YOU for creating this platform, providing opportunities and supporting artists - it has such a powerful and positive impact on our careers and lives in general - so thank you!”
- Nate Nettleton (artist)
In early 2016, as art students and studio mates at the University of Guelph, we decided to pool together our overflowing lists of inspirational artists and record them in a more tangible way. We wanted to cultivate an online space where we could share art writing and curation while building a creative community. We started The Gathered Gallery, which continued our disciplinary practice of engaging with contemporary art after graduating from art school and has flourished into what it is today. Beginning with only one webpage, we now have grown to support artists we love in many incredible ways, including artist features, interviews, and digital residencies.
We now live in separate locations, with Natalie in Toronto, ON and Emily in St. John's, NL. This passion project keeps our inspiration high and our friendship strong. It makes our day when an artist loves what we write about their work, and we are proud to have the opportunity to share incredible art through the platform we created.
ABOUT EM & NAT
Emily Pittman is a visual artist and writer based in St. John's, NL. She earned an BA, majoring in Studio Art and English, from the University of Guelph. She grew up in Clarenville, NL, and moved to St. John’s, NL in May 2016. She works at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art and Design and is represented by Christina Parker Gallery.
Pittman's focus in her painting and collage work is colour and the abstraction of architectural forms, exploring ideas of home, community, and our place within them.
Lives in: dresses, leggings, and comfortable shoes
Works on: writing, making charts, designing the graphics & website
Loves to: play ukulele, pet dogs, draw buildings, and knit badly
Dreams of: earning enough airmiles to never pay for a flight again
st. john's, nl
Natalie Field lives and works in Toronto, ON and grew up in Belleville ON. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2016 with a BA in Studio Art. She works at Above Ground Art Supplies in Toronto.
Field's practice is focused on blurring the lines between sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, and explores the effect light and shadow have on transforming the two-dimensional into the three-dimensional.
Lives in: jeans and t-shirt
Works on: curating, filling in the charts Em creates, planning long-term
Loves to: wander greenhouses, sip a chai tea, and explore different neighbourhoods in Toronto
Dreams of: owning a cabin on the ocean in Newfoundland