Ehyrn Torrell’s “Self-Similar” series of large-scale paintings, which traveled to Cape Breton University Art Gallery and the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, is reviewed here in its incarnation at St. Mary’s University Art Gallery.
image: “Afternoon, Old Town”, acrylic on canvas, 68″ x 58″.
Very good, comprehensive essay about Erin O’Keefe’s work in Prism Photo Magazine.
Cape Canaveral Curling, mixed media on panel, 48″ x 48″
Gallery Jones is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Paul Morstad. Morstad is a Vancouver-based painter, illustrator and film-maker whose narrative work is heavily influenced by the intersection of landscape, the natural world and the human experience. This is most strongly represented by Morstad’s use of maps as both an aesthetic and thematic element. From a compositional perspective the maps often form the background from which the fantastical emerges. This symbiotic relationship alludes to the human need to order and identify and also the idiosyncratic qualities of humankind, a species capable of mapping the ocean floor and coming up with curling.
“I’ve always been someone who’s worked with my hands, whether it’s been fixing machinery on the family farm or doing renovations. So I always used materials and always felt that materials weren’t really neutral. They had a history and a context.”
Click here for an interview with Clint Neufeld for Canadian Art Magazine, written by Leah Sandals, discussing Neufeld’s lounging ceramic engines.