Exhibition Info

Aug 15 - Sep 21, 2013
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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SNAP’s community gallery presents Super Spy Narratives: Paintings of Drawings of Prints by Jesse Thomas. These paintings, created by Thomas during his first year of teaching painting in the Department of Art and Design at the U of A, are based on woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Each piece is assembled with scenes and characters from the artist’s mind and memory and is composed to lay themes of cinematic narrative of science fiction and espionage.

Each piece investigates the interior geometry of pictorial space, shaped by the artists experience of architecture. Using this structure he builds paintings with pigments of animal, vegetable, and mineral origin suspended in linseed oil and refined pine sap. This process allows the artist opportunities to create a colorspace energy looking for temperature and depth, generating a site of balance and resolution.

Opening Reception: August 15, 7–9 pm.

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