Select : new & noteworthy
LIVE: December 14, 2021
Monte Clark presents a curated selection of works by Roy Arden, Graham Gillmore, Anthony Goicolea, Colleen Heslin, Holger Kalberg, Jonathan Syme and Alison Yip, 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.
The gallery is located at 53 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver BC, at the corner of Dunlevy and Alexander.
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm
Roy Arden’s photography is currently on view at the Sprengel Museum (Hannover), as part of the group exhibition True Pictures. The exhibition presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century.
Recent paintings by Gillmore present a dynamic layering of text with botanical forms, some of which reference Matisse’s “Cut-Outs.” While Matisse made his forms using scissors and colourful paper, Gillmore uses an air compressor to produce unexpected shapes that are organic and textured.
New paintings by Goicolea explore intimacy through memory and nostalgia, rendering states of tender vulnerability and otherworldly transcendence.
Recently exhibited at the Kamloops Art Gallery, Heslin’s describes her latest canvases as “mapping energy through colour and form.” Containing only the essential information and vibrating with line and colour, Heslin’s meditations encompass the vital energy necessary for life, evoking natural phenomenon, including the light of the sun, the glow of the moon, and the cycles of a day and a season. Her abstractions draw on spiritual meditation paintings from 17th century Hindu Tantras in Rajasthan, India, 19th century Amish quilt designs, along with 1960s Minimalism.
KAG, installation view, 2021.
Colleen Heslin, Breaking Waves, 2021, 104 x 80 in, CAD $36,000.00
Colleen Heslin, To grow and to shrink, 2021, 104 x 80 in, CAD $36,000.00
Colleen Heslin, Fading Pathways, 2021, 104 x 80 in, CAD $36,000.00
Johanson’s fluid compositions inspire a visual intensity with sweeping gestures across the canvas that maintain a tension between surface and depth. Dream-like and fractured in nature, his paintings inspire prolonged contemplation.
Kalberg’s abstract canvases convey the ambiguities, tensions and search for identity within contemporary life. Often reflective and in critique of the history of painting by layering and collaging aspects of modernist painting, investigating how this is perceived within a contemporary context.
Jonathan 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. Whether regarded as internalized landscapes or projected spirit-scapes, the openness of his works lends itself to visceral and highly charged transmutations of spiritual inquiry designed to stand the mysteries of time- space.
Recently exhibited at Dortmunder Kunstverein, new paintings by Alison Yip negotiate the role of fantasy in a post-factual world and incorporate parapsychological derivations from figurative representation.