Joachim Oepkes is a multi-media artist and fine art photographer. He is known for his
narrative driven portraiture, large scale media installations and documentary style abstractions. For the Contact Photo Festival 2019 a series of black and white photographs entitled “Evocations” are exhibited. These pictures intend to conjure subjective feelings, memories and symbolic associations. Several artworks by Oepkes are collected by Gallery Arcturus, a private Canadian art foundation in Toronto. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Gallery 44, Gallery1313, Connections Gallery (representing Toronto East End Arts), Pleasure Dome, The Gladstone Hotel, Sheridan College, and OCAD. As well as being an independent artist, Joachim Oepkes has had a long career as a renowned art teacher at Sheridan College (1987 - 2014).
April 24 – May 5, 2019 @ Gallery 1313
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 – 9 pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, April 27, 2 – 3 pm, led by Huw Morgan