I've got a new show at Gallery 1313 in Toronto. The show runs from Jan 4th to the 15th. Hours are 1pm to 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Come down and check it out!
The title of
this show comes from Ecclesiastes, a text which describes a world that is
ephemeral - always passing away. “All
rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place where the
streams flow, there they flow again.”
I’m presenting impermanence and
constant change in the static form of paintings. The paintings are still. It’s
the viewer who provides the motion. The eye roves over the surface. It dives
into the depth of perspective; it flips back to the flat graphics on the
surface. It alternates between seeing the surface and seeing through it.
see the perspective space, the graphic elements, the water surface and the map
diagrams all at once. You read these things one at a time; you go back and
forth between them.
include a range of subject matter as well as a range of representational
techniques. Hand painted elements are stacked over mechanically reproduced
images and diagrams. The layering, the
imperfections and the brush marks in the paint expose the process of
making. Manual craft changes the way we
interact with images. The disturbing ruins in Syria in particular, deserve the
attention of being manually painted.
with this body of work is to create paintings that are visually strong and will
get your attention but will resist quick interpretation. The longer the pieces
remain ambiguous and mysterious the more I think you’ll see in them; the more
they’ll reward you.