Last night was the opening of Damien's solo grad exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University. Damien Worth is my partner/boyfriend/artist buddy and is about to graduate with his BFA in April. Here he is below, smiling and talking at his show last night...
His exhibition is called "Meditations in an Emergency" and is made up of paintings, a body of work done over the past year while he's been a student. Here's a little bit from his artist statement to put his paintings in context:
'My current work investigates the interactions and intrusions of human situations within a "world in crisis" through the medium of paint. Themes of apocolypse, rebirth, and the mechanics of how we navigate environmental and constructed landscapes are expressed in a variety of approaches, from abstracted geometric forms, to representational mythic/historical narratives. Atmospheric landscapes are at once built and destroyed through a material exploration of paint application. In turn, the act of permitting accidents and chance to remain and be "controlled" in these turbulent situations allows for allegories to emerge that relate processes of material manipulation to the cultivation of manufactured and augmented landscapes.'
Last night was one of the coldest we've had so far this winter (-27 celsius with the wind chill), but lots of people came out for the exhibition openings (there were three other shows opening last night at the Anna Leonowens as well). Damien's exhibit is up until Saturday, January 29th.
For more info about his work, check out his artist website.