Sheila and I spent this evening hanging a number of both our paintings in their new home. Here are a few of my works as we hung them this evening.
Underground (above) is a series of oil paintings I made on a really strange material which I can only describe as aluminum foam. This stuff was developed for architectural or decorative purposes. A friend of mine was involved with the company making this stuff, and he provided me with some pieces to try out as a painting ground. I came up with a series of 8 paintings. These works were exhibited at the old Loop Gallery when it was on Queen W. here in Toronto.
Over the years I’ve made several paintings called The Source including a set of tondos, or circular paintings, as well as the huge diptych by the same title I exhibited in the Canadian Sheild exhibition, back in the late 90s. The photo above shows 2 of the tondos, now hanging together. Both these paintings are acrylic on panel. For various reasons some paintings continue to resonate in my imagination long after I painted them, and that’s very much the case with this series. I really enjoyed seeing them hanging again this evening.
UPG or the Universal Poetry Generator is a diptych I made during the pandemic. It’s part of a limited series of two-panel pictures I painted, sparked by a discussion about the opportunities and dangers of AIs on The Agency Podcast, which I co-host with Candy Minx. This painting is now hanging above a computer monitor. Perfect. UPG was painted with oils on canvas.
Sheila Gregory and I both have a number of paintings in inventory we would like to find homes for very soon. If you’re interested, email me. For a limited time, you can come down to our home in Long Branch for a backyard viewing. We recognize the pandemic has turned many of our lives upside down. Special one-time only COVID prices will apply for anyone who contacts us before the end of September.