“Configurations” Group exhibition at Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton

During the month of March, I will be exhibiting the following works at the Earls Court Gallery , 215 Ottawa St N, in Hamilton Ontario. They are part of a group exhibition featuring Rick Cook, Rachel Ovadia, Sandor Monos and myself. This gallery is a new connection for me and both, the owner Bob Daniels and his curator Kelly Dreenan have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. Bob has created a wonderful white space in a part of the city that has been left dilapidated for decades. His efforts are helping to regenerate  the streetscape in the area.


Opening Feb. 7, 2015 – “Remnant” at David Kaye Gallery


Boilermaker  2014  oil on canvas   30" x 40"
“Boilermaker ”    2014    oil on canvas    30″ x 40″

“Boilermaker” is painted in oil on canvas and is a mid-sized work at 30″ x 40″. It was painted earlier this year (2014)

The subject is geometric and abstract and the title suggests an industrial connection, which I really like as its like my personal history. However I oddly found the title on a list of cocktail drinks. I also feel that in the work there is reference to fabric design and medieval tapestry design.

The composition is dominated by a strong vertical central panel painted in various reds, greys and black. There is a fabric texture worked through the divisions of red colour. The central panel is flanked on either side by a mosaic like patterning of smaller blocks in grey, black and white. The blocks are painted in contrasting tones which interact optically and support a dynamic rhythm over the whole piece.