Another great show at WAAP tomorrow:
Opens Thursday, April 4th, 5:30-9 p.m.
Runs to Saturday, May 11th
528-2050 Scotia St (Buzzer 189)
Artist will be in attendance
Wil Aballe Art Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of current work by Toronto-based painter Matthew Brown.
“When I was young, I was obsessed with a hardcover National Geographic book called Our Universe; it was full of mind-blowing colour illustrations of the surfaces of other planets, and of terrifying speculative renderings of what creatures would be capable of inhabiting them. When I first saw Matthew Brown’s paintings, they brought the same strange feelings I received from the book flooding back to me. Originating in tiny abstract line drawings, Brown’s large, enigmatic canvases choreograph uncanny compositions that hover on the precipice of figuration and abstraction. Otherworldy forms seem to flit between solid and ephemeral states as the paintings vibrate with an equally alien colour palette that is nearly vertiginous in its idiosyncratic juxtapositions. I like to think the paintings channel alternate dimensions that Brown has somehow glimpsed.”
– Text by Jon Davies, Toronto-based curator and writer
In addition to Sargasso Space, his work can currently be seen in the group exhibition, Relax a little; one of your most celebrated nervous tics will be your undoing at Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto curated by Jon Davies and Kristin Weckworth.
Artist’s website: www.birthdaycakeisland.com
Here is some preview photos of the show: