Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ric Evans at Winchester Gallery Modern

Geometric Boundaries
 April 6 – 27, 2013

 Toronto artist Ric Evans is widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of abstract painting. His specialty is colour set within a simple geometric framework. The colour and the reduced geometry typically evoke the urban environment. That correspondence is often furthered by tattered edge and rough texture.
 Ric Evans’ work interacts with numerous facets of formalism.  He has, for instance, been inspired by Ellsworth Kelly for simple geometric presentation of pure colour and shapes, Brice Marden for figure-ground relationship, Cy Twombly for elements of movement, Dusseldorf artist Imi Knoebel for shapes and shadows, Swiss artist Olivier Mosset for monochrome, Frank Stella’s Black Paintings for simplicity, geometric muscularity and a matter-of-fact way of painting, Tomma Abts for geometric highlights, shadows, multi-layering and unorthodox shapes, Gerhard Richter for white shapes and Thomas Nozkowski for small scale.

 Opening reception: Saturday April 6, 2013, 2 – 4 pm
 Winchester Modern, 758 Humboldt Street

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