Disposable Geometry II
Closing reception: Friday, April 27, 5 - 9 pm
Gales Gallery, York University, 105 Accolade West Building, York University (Map)
This exhibition showcases Patrick Cull's continuing experiments in the corruption of geometric form. Cull's process draws on his long apprenticeship to the sign-making and design industries, expressed in his use of plastic, resin, vinyl, and a vibrant commercial palette. While his images are indebted to Minimalism and geometric painting, they are mischievously retooled by external forces such as the automated gestures of CNC technology, gravity and happenstance. Through the acts of cutting, bending, and distorting, his new series of relief paintings and sculptures question the bizarre commercial valuation of diamonds, the fame garnered by the nonsense ramblings of Charlie Sheen, and the artist's inability to find a quiet place in the woods.
Patrick Cull has exhibited his work nationally, with recent shows at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo; Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge; and Peak Gallery, Toronto. His work is in several private collections and he is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including grants from the Ontario Arts Council and ArtsSmarts. He lives in Kitchener and is an MFA candidate at York University. The artist is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto.
Tuesday, April 24th 11 am - 2 pm *
Wednesday, April 25th 1- 4 pm
Thursday, April 26th 11 am - 2 pm *
Friday, April 27th 5 - 9 pm (closing reception)
*gallery closed for 2:30 pm public talks by Ken Lum (24th) and Ruth Noack (26th) as part of York University's Summer Institute 2012.
Yellow Stone, 2011, acrylic, pigmented epoxy on plywood, 31" x 2" x 20".
Rama (detail, studio photo), 2011, MDF, stone, latex, 96" x 2.5" x 6".