7 September 2016 - 13:58, by , in Exhibitions & Fairs, Comments off

GEORGE VERGETTE: ORPHISMIC

Opening reception: Saturday, April 30, 2-4pm.

Exhibition dates: April 30 – May 21, 2016.

Orphismic is a nw series of works combining multi-layered, sprayed acrylic with thick layers of impasto oil paint.  The titled of the show refers to a style coined by Guillaume Apollinaire to describe works which immerse the viewer in pure aesthetic pleasure while retaining a sense of structure and sublime meaning; however, this is where the relationship ends.

While Orphism defined images created entirely from the artist’s consciousness, the forms in Vergette’s paintings are culled from vintage T-shirt graphics.  The graphics have been partially recreated, but the original meaning has been lost and the viewer is left with the minimal form as a waymarker.

vergette_interior

Life’s Too Short Not To Be In Love, 2016

Oil and acrylic on canvas over panel

72″ x 48″

26 May 2011 - 14:18, by , in Artists Press, Comments off

New paintings by George Vergette will be on display at Gallery Jones Vancouver starting on Saturday, June 4th with an opening reception on Thursday, June 9th, conveniently sandwiched between two Vancouver Canuck wins!

Studio shot

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