Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ornithology 4, Oil on canvas, 48"x36", 2013

Ornithology 5, Oil on canvas, 48"x36", 2013
Into the moonlit night flight...

Still in magic speed...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ornithology 3

Ornithology 3, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36"
Magic golden flight...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ornithology 2

Ornithology 2, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36", 2013

Northern flight through a slow eye                                                                                    

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ai Wei Wei
"Everything is art. Everything is politics". In this Art Gallery Of Ontario exhibit this statement holds the truth of all it is, or at least all it seems to be. This statement however also encompasses everything one would expect knowing the work of this preeminent Asian artist, dissident and prisoner. I would like to take a different tack in looking at the monumental work on display. 

As an artist myself I am overwhelmed with the aesthetic value and technical prowess of these objects, videos and installations. If I were to negate his triumphant story and look at the objects as art with an unknown message I come up with something very different. Take for example the very cleverly placed assemblage of wooden stools and bicycles. The stools are assembled using historically correct joinery methods, but further to that they are impossible to rest upon suggesting a world in constant and necessary motion. The bicycle installation placed a few yards away is assembled in a globe without welding but joining at natural points i.e. the ends of tubing bolted together. The pedals and seats are  removed,  stripping the most popular means of transport in China of there usefulness. Now we must rest and meditate on the trade name of the bicycles ,"Forever", inked on to the bicycle frames. Anyway we contemplate the work of Ai Wei Wei one cannot  help  but to stop and ponder our role on this earth in each of our short visits here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ornithology 1

Ornithology 1, oil on canvas, 48"x36", 2013

An easy 
flight to nowhere

Monday, September 2, 2013

In Transit 9

In Transit 9, oil on canvas, 36"x36", 2013
The line is the..

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Transit 8

In Transit 8, oil on canvas, 36" x 36"
It's just another way of getting there..

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Transit 7

In Transit 7, oil and graphite on canvas,
36" x 36" , 2013
 Movement is to the point...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

In Transit 5 - oil on canvas - 3' x 3' - 2013
Around this place instantly...
In Transit 4 - oil on canvas - 3' x 3' - 2013
There are lines on the speed of it...
In Transit 3 - oil on canvas - 3' x 3' - 2013
Find your way quickly...
In Transit 2 - oil on canvas - 3' x 3' - 2013
It goes and it goes...
In Transit 1 - oil o canvas - 3' x 3' - 2013
Cut through space fast...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Patti Smith @ AGO

I am not one easily given in to prayer, but this exhibit certainly brought me close to my knees. If a simple word could be given to describe the experience it would be reverence. A reverence to death given through life . The exhibit, a series of intimate vignettes recorded with her Polaroid camera accentuate the immediacy of experience closest to one's own breath. Images of people and objects closest to her poetic walk through life lets the viewer into her spirit through the front door with hospitable affection. Ms. Smiths' words and images cause me to see life through a slow mirror .

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Still At Supper

Still At Supper, Oil On Canvas, 27" x 21", 2013
I'll have my supper in the recesses of my mind...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In The Studio

Still In The Studio, Oil On Canvas, 36" x 48", 2013
Still in the studio where nothing ever really is still...