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Gallery4 June Exhibition: Painting the Corner
Painting the Corner
I have been drawn to the geometry and symbolism of corners in my latest series of works. Ideal objects, figures and scenes often struggle for a setting. The corner is an ideal setting because it allows the viewer to examine the image without referring to an actual context. So the corner helps in isolating the image. The corner consists of three planes that are distinguished by colour and value. Within the purity of this conceptual and abstract space the humanity of the image is revealed. The humanity of the image consists of the following elements: the painter’s relation to his ideals; the painter’s relation to his desire, and the painter’s relation to his subjects.
Timothy deVries is an artist living in Hamilton, ON. He holds an MA from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University and a BA in Philosophy from McMaster University. He has taken art classes at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and has worked as an art history teacher at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. He is a founding member of the Thou Art Party collective in Hamilton and was a contributing member to the Taunton Road Art Project (TRAP) in Toronto. His work has been shown at Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), McMaster Innovation Centre and Hamilton Artists Inc. Although his 'colouring' technique references the work of the colour field painters and medieval or pre-Renaissance figurative painting, it also owes much to children’s book illustration and the kitsch of paint-by-numbers. Timothy paints representational images that are full of symbolic content. An object or a figure might be a concept, avatar, emblem, or icon. His aim as an artist is to create engaging, colourful, and thought-provoking works which create strong impressions, opinions, and affect.
WHERE: Hamilton Public Library Gallery4, 1st floor Lobby, (Jackson Square Entrance), Central Branch, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON