OCAD alumni, Lex Buchanan,Rachel McFarlane,Reba Forbes, Karen Kraven, Christy Kunitzky, Dan Rocca and Natalie Stone present new work in a group exhibition entitled, Reveal whose work pertains to the diverse ideas of "revealing the unexpected" or "exposure of the forgotten."
Lex Buchanan paints with the view of someone walking through the city as a contemporary flaneur, noting piles of garbage, construction refuse and pylons. In his translation hazardous waste comes alive as a wondrous playground of colour.
In Rachel McFarlane's use of multi-media, illusionary settings allow material to transcend their original capacities, sometimes becoming weightless, anthropomorphic, and grandiose.
Reba Forbes creates paintings that are wooden constructions, which reference and transform the idea of framing. She uses these wooden structures to define interior spaces, transforming what is already present.
Karen Kraven creates installations which use materials normally associated with a hardware store. She defines and transforms interior spaces with very specific and restricted formal sensibilities. Her work demands a slow and attentive eye.
Christy Kunitzky is concerned with drawing our attention to the residues of human existence in spaces. She uses common materials to point out visual details in interior spaces that marks minute and seemingly insignificant acts.
Daniel Rocca is an interdisciplinary artist. He appropriates visual language from multiple points in history, using their synthesis to stew up new realizations and mythologies.
Natalie Stone makes paintings of suburban settings. She uses a muted palette, crude impasto mark making, and aggressive gestures. Her work simultaneously references the mundane and banal, and the monstrous and daunting of skyscrapers, maps and houses.