EXCELSIOR! Reception & Artist Talk with Dave Gordon in the Showroom Gallery followed by SOUND SOUND on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace (ROOF!)
A survey of forty years of artwork by Dave Gordon
Opening Reception Saturday 29 August 2015 7PM
Showroom Gallery at NAC
A survey of forty years of artwork, Excelsior! 1975-2015 is a testament to working in the ‘wilderness’. The paintings of Dave Gordon are idiosyncratic, humorous and above all display a perceptive eye to out surroundings: woodpiles outside a cabin, figures metaphorically “lost” in the wilderness and farcical political portraits—including many provincial and national politicians. Especially incisive are a series of works produced during the bitter Mike Harris years (those aforementioned “lost years”), a perverse take on the Group of Seven, and a recent body of work documenting Gordon’s travels to Syria. In rejecting the spurious intellectualism of Conceptual art, Gordon found a way to document the local in a very personal manner. The works are simultaneously pastoral and political, finding solace in the landscape. This exhibit is generously supported by Shannon Passero.
followed by ……
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Beginning at 8:30PM
PWYC / Licensed Event
Sound by Joe Lapinski + Jeff Luciani
Visuals by Adam Vollick + Stephen Remus
SOUND SOUND is an improvised music series created and run by St. Catharines based musicians Jeff Luciani and Joe Lapinski. It aims at bringing together local and non-local musicians and artists in the spontaneous creation of sound. Both random and thematic inspirations are used to propagate a unique experience for both musician and audience member. In other words, everyone in the room can participate! SOUND SOUND currently has a monthly residency at Mahtay Cafe in lovely downtown St. Catharines.