Opening reception: Thursday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
By turns exquisite and repellent, this show connects four international artists whose art — especially painting — focuses on materials and techniques. The garish abstraction of Elizabeth McIntosh (Vancouver), which occasionally hovers at representation’s edge, explores painting’s pure form at a time when autonomous art, banished for a decade, has regained relevance. Approaching this issue from another direction, Nestor Kruger (Toronto) produces images so fully representational that they collapse into the schematic abstraction of diagrams. The paintings of Alexis Harding (London, United Kingdom)
disintegrate before our eyes, the layers of paint refusing to cohere. And Daniel Raedeke (St. Louis, United States) presents objects that are clearly paintings, despite forms and colours that argue otherwise.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays, weekends and holidays.
Official Website: www.ocad.ca
Added by smulholland on June 3, 2009