In Worlds Collide, graphic artist Jeff Laine and self-taught artist Jon Colwell capture the uncertainties facing our present world – the confluence of spiritual evolution and technological overdrive.

Questioning our post-pandemic future, these artists sought refuge in books and on the pages of sketchbooks ; a process that developed digitally and finally onto the wooden panels before you.

Jeff Laine is a graphic artist and creative director based in Toronto, with over a decade of experience in the industry. He excelled with art in his youth and moved on to pursue a Diploma in Graphic Design. Jeff has travelled the globe, broadening his palette and capturing real-world inspiration from far-off corners like Hokkaido and Tasmania. He’s gone on to launch an art show in Japan, paint murals in multiple Australian cities and helps create logos and branding for Fortune 500s and mom and pop shops alike.

Jon Colwell is a self-taught painter and digital artist with a lifetime of artistic practice. He resides on Scugog Island and is a proud member of the Missisaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The main inspirations for his work include street art, graffiti, vinyl toys, punk rock, tattoos, and skateboarding.

Worlds Collide will be open in the Scugog Arts Space at 175B Queen Street in Port Perry from July 10th – August 4th. 

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