Phantasm


New work by Instructor and alumnus Luke Painter

 
DateFriday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Location

Angell Gallery 890 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Angell Gallery in Toronto presents “Phantasm”, the fifth solo show by OCAD Instructor and alumnus Luke Painter. For years now, Painter has employed his immense technical skill to create fanciful works that delight the imagination and arouse wonder. The seven works in this exhibition continue in the same vein, featuring the fantastical and quasi-historical subject matter that have become the artist’s trademarks.

From a distance, one could easily mistake Painter’s latest works for large-scale prints. The stark black-and-white aesthetic and fine line-work suggest the effects of wood-block engravings, or possibly metal etching prints. Not only this, but the incredible amount of detail leads one to believe that these works resulted from a process of serial reproduction, since it’s reasonable to assume that the artist wished to yield multiple copies from the hours of handiwork that went into them. Upon closer inspection however one realizes this is not the case. A sustained viewing reveals the works to be unique and original brush and ink paintings, comprised of thousand of accumulated marks that mimick traditional printing methods. The effect is one of obssesive ornamentation and preciousness. If nothing else, these paintings are labours of love created by a steady and patient hand.

DateFriday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

Angell Gallery 890 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Phantasm
Friday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Angell Gallery in Toronto presents “Phantasm”, the fifth solo show by OCAD Instructor and alumnus Luke Painter. For years now, Painter has employed his immense technical skill to create fanciful works that delight the imagination and arouse wonder. The seven works in this exhibition continue in the same vein, featuring the fantastical and quasi-historical subject matter that have become the artist’s trademarks.

From a distance, one could easily mistake Painter’s latest works for large-scale prints. The stark black-and-white aesthetic and fine line-work suggest the effects of wood-block engravings, or possibly metal etching prints. Not only this, but the incredible amount of detail leads one to believe that these works resulted from a process of serial reproduction, since it’s reasonable to assume that the artist wished to yield multiple copies from the hours of handiwork that went into them. Upon closer inspection however one realizes this is not the case. A sustained viewing reveals the works to be unique and original brush and ink paintings, comprised of thousand of accumulated marks that mimick traditional printing methods. The effect is one of obssesive ornamentation and preciousness. If nothing else, these paintings are labours of love created by a steady and patient hand.

Venue & Address: 
Angell Gallery 890 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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