WAAP: Til July 12th Jordy Hamilton-A Bit Daft- Sorry But

Checked out a wonderful show by  multi-disciplinary Vancouver artist Jordy Hamilton yesterday called ‘A Bit Daft- Sorry But’  exhibiting at Wil Aballe Art Projects. Check out information about the show and the artist here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JORDY HAMILTON
A Bit Daft; Sorry But 

Opening Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition: June 5 – July 12, 2014

Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP
528-2050 Scotia St.
Vancouver, BC
V5T 4T1
+1 778 229 3458
Free parking in lot at back of building

Hours: Tues 6-9 p.m., Sat 1-5 p.m.

For further information, please contact wil@WAAPart.com.

The hair of the dog?  To fight fire with fire?  A spike with a spike, networks with networking, institutions with institutionalisms?  Power with the accumulation of power? Strikes with strikes, violence with violence, class with class?  Escapism with escape… Art with art?  What means justify what end?  For the self? The career? The family? The nation? The world?  All’s fair in love and war, right?  Sorry, he says, but it’s all for my love Olive!
A small selection from a larger body of new paintings, this show stems from a single image cartoon of Popeye The Sailor Man. The cartoon’s relation to the depiction of time, repetition, violence, and love inspired the series. The paintings are constructed using a simple system. Right fist or left fist?  Back of the hand or front of the hand? White paint or black paint? 

Bio

Jordy Hamilton completed an MFA at the University of British Columbia in 2011. In 2012, he was a finalist in the RBC Painting Competition, as well as in the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver’s inaugural emerging artist’s prize. Jordy currently lives and works in Vancouver. Within his art practice, painting has functioned as the primary mode in a multifaceted approach to making art.  Sculpture, film, photography and installation have been produced at times alongside a more traditional approach.  Recent bodies of work have developed around themes such as language, time, work, craft, desire and escape. 

Selected Bibliography

Walrus Magazine article
Canadian Art review
Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver blog
Satellite Gallery blog
Mo Salemy paper

 

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