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Jonathan Syme
Kinematics

January 17 to February 23, 2019

Monte Clark Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Jonathan Syme.

With their tactile surfaces and compelling colours, Jonathan Syme’s sculptural paintings highlight materiality. His formal compositions represent various pathways and responses in an ongoing dialogue with abstraction, and evoke a sensation of process and movement.

Syme’s decisive framing of the works plays with the tradition of historical painting presentation, and the sculptural moldings become an integral element of the works. Painted in bold and unconventional colours, they become a bridge between the craftsmanship and tradition of framing and the lexicon of abstract painting.

Jonathan Syme received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC. He has exhibited at CSA Space, the Goethe Institute FIT Container, the New Edward Gallery (Calgary), 304 Days, and numerous other venues.

Jonathan Syme
Ice Sky, Reverse Casetta
2018
Oil on canvas, acrylic and gesso on wood
41 x 31 inches

Jonathan Syme
Emerald Diplomat, Blue Receding Classical
2018
Oil on canvas, acrylic and gesso on wood
41 x 31 inches

Jonathan Syme
Receding Academy, Navy Curtain
2018
Oil on canvas, acrylic and gesso on wood
42 x 32 inches

Jonathan Syme
Reverse Harris, Receding Curtain
2018
Oil on canvas, acrylic and gesso on wood
42 x 32 inches