Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This past Friday night March 7th was the opening of my latest solo show. The turnout was better then I could have expected, and we got some great local coverage. Thanks to Liz Fennell, everyone who came out, and everyone who helped spread the word.

‘The Significance of Insignificant Matter’ is on at Gallery in the Attic Upstaris in the Roy Studio Flats at 140 ½ Hunter St. in Peterborough until March 29th. If you’re in the hood check it out.

Here’s a statement I put together for the show:

In our physical universe extraneous particles of matter are organized by invisible forces to become the objects which form our reality. Similarily making art is the act of coordinating individual materials to construct a meaningful piece of work. In the case of the latter this transformation from erratic bit to object is abetted not just by the laws of physics, but by the will of the artist.

In my imagination I’ve constructed an alternate reality. The things I physically see, read, do; nature, beliefs, culture, social interaction, rock and roll, cartoons are all put in to a mental blender and the product is an odd illustrated world populated by strange characters, and their warped mythology. This inner universe is my reaction to the world around me, and has evolved to represent my own personal philosophy of sorts.

As an artist I’ve been able to bring this place out of the plane of my imagination and share it by forming this collection of objects that provide it with a physical representation in this world. Globs of acrylic paint, chunks of wood, canvas, bits of data have all been brought together to craft a window in to that alternate universe which had previously only existed in an invisible dimension. Each singular object an important bit of the puzzle which has come together to become, “The significance of insignificant matter.”

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