Select : new year
LIVE: January 16, 2022
Monte Clark presents a curated selection of works by Karin Bubaš, Tim Gardner, Emily Hermant, Scott McFarland and Jonathan Syme currently on view at the gallery.
Select presents a first hand view of new works from artists’ studios and earlier works that are either newly installed or returning from exhibitions. Select will be ongoing and updated on a regular basis.
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Internationally recognized for his hyper-realistic works, Tim Gardner depicts ordinary moments, captured in the labour intensive process of watercolour. New watercolours by Gardner depict ideal natural settings contrasted by mundane narratives suspended in time.
His work is held in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA).
Three recent paintings by Jonathan Syme are sophisticated in harmonizing colour and texture, drawing the viewer into cosmic events set against a fading twilight. Syme’s gestural and atmospheric works break away from placid and untimely restrictions of the past without succumbing to tropes by utilizing agitation as a moniker for the ambiguous mysteries of working with oil paint today. The openness of his works lends itself to visceral and highly charged transmutations of spiritual inquiry designed to stand the mysteries of time-space
Highlighted are a selection of wire works from Hermant’s Searching the Starry Sky and Fragments from a Larger Whole series newly received since her recent solo exhibition.
Three wire works from Searching the Starry Sky depict the progression of a sunrise from glimmering golden rays to an explosion of vibrant red, yellow, blue and violet hues that ignite the horizon.
Fragments from a larger whole are arranged into orderly and entropic formulations reminiscent of textile surfaces, weavings and binary synchronous communication signals.
(From left) Searching the Starry Sky
Emily Hermant, Reflections on Perseid (No.1), 2015, collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas, 10 x 12 x 1 in
Emily Hermant, Reflections on Leonid (No. 1), 2015, collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas, 10 x 12 x 1 in
Emily Hermant, Horizon at Night (No.1), 2016, collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas, 10 x 12 x 1 in
Woman with blue hair doing nose manual is from a new body of work to be presented as part of a skateboard themed group exhibition curated by Patrik Andersson that will open at the Audain Museum in 2022.
Rooted in the cinematic, Bubaš’ photographs bring to mind the films of Hitchcock and Antonioni depicting a single figure amid expansive settings. Her photographs imbue a sense of mystery as a story unfolds, asking the viewer to consider not only what is in the frame, but what lies outside of the frame.
Bubaš has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Audain Museum accompanied by a publication in 2023.
Scott McFarland is a Canadian artist with an international reputation, his works are included in public collections such as the MoMA, J. Paul Getty Museum, National Gallery of Canada, SFMoMA, Walker Art Center, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2014, the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibited McFarland’s solo exhibition Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs which surveyed his recent work, and other major surveys were presented at the National Gallery of Canada (2009) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (2009). McFarland layers individual exposures using computer technology to create photographs of exquisite and crystalline detail. These highly constructed images are often shot over a long period of time, displacing the notion of a photograph as a snapshot of one decisive moment. Highlighted are a selection of newly available works at the gallery.
Lagoon depicts of a panoramic view of a dilapidated estate, unkempt foliage and a murky pool that is evaporating under the heat of the sun. Deterioration is a recurring theme in McFarland’s work, a metaphor for duration and the entropic processes of time.
Filtering, Peter Harrison Changing Water Pump Filter consists of multiple photographs taken over a period of time, and stitched together to create this picture of a garden. This artwork is also part of the National Gallery of Canada’s permanent collection.
Opuntia Pitteri consists of layered exposures of a cactus taken throughout the day. The lighting of the cactus and sky reveal the durational nature of the photograph, otherwise seamlessly stitched together. This photograph has been exhibited at the National Gallery.
Curating, Desert Garden, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Pasadena, California is shot in San Marino, California, depicting an incredible array of cacti curated into a single frame, with contradicting shadows revealing part of the process.
Curating, Desert Garden, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Pasadena, California
Archival inkjet print
36 x 120 inches framed
Edition of 3
Please contact the gallery for updated availability of editions works.