Visual Arts Program
 


Saturday, September 13, 2008 — Saturday, October 25, 2008

Andrew Reyes

Andrew Reyes
Andrew Reyes
Andrew Reyes
Andrew Reyes

The art practice of Toronto artist Andrew Reyes is a conceptually-based one that traverses multiple media, from sculpture to photography to found objects. He may, at one moment, sardonically critique consumer and contemporary art culture; the next moment, he may extract a blossoming and sublime moment from unexpected or banal sources. He may choose to "summon Dada, Dieter Roth, the Kienholz's and the windows at Tiffany's" while remarking upon consumerism, art world values, and the vagaries of meaning. He is not averse to humor and glitz and often realizes his projects in an enticing amalgam of seduction and critique.

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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...