December Update from Lower Dawes Studio.
I have completed my print series of 50 linocuts in response to Glenn Gould, titled Architecture of Music ! A selection of 25 linocuts will be exhibited at the Pilot Tavern ( 22 Cumberland St. ) Opening Monday December 18th at 630 pm, and the show will hang through January. The complete portfolio of prints is available, if you wish to make a visit to my studio please RSVP with a date and time that works for you. Attached are some images from Architecture of Music, and below a little more information about the narrative and my motivation behind it.
10 recent paintings will be exhibited at Grinder On Main ( 126 Main St. ) Opening Sunday December 17th at 1pm, accompanied by a jazz band performing A Charlie Brown Christmas (2pm). This series depicts the industrial landscape of Lower Dawes and features a number of variations on The Main Square. The show will hang through January.
Hope to see you,
Glenn Gould is Canada’s legendary figure of creativity, innovation, and excellence, the greatest pianist of the 20th century, who changed the music climate of the world with his idiosyncratic interpretations of classical scores. My narrative weaves Gould’s first and last recordings of the Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981) with his inquiry into the notion of solitude, identity, and place, discussed in his conceptual radio documentary, The Idea of North (1967). This series of linocuts provide a visual vocabulary of positive & negative space which emphasize the counterpoint of harmony and melody; the architecture of music. During the summer of 2015 I spent two weeks at my family cottage contemplating a narrative on Gould. For the summers of 2016 and 2017 I stay at my cottage and carved a total of 92 lino-blocks. Working in solitude I was able to adapt my personal experience and surroundings to reflect upon the mood and atmosphere Gould constructed for his own creative practice.
–Interview by Scott Ponemone in The Baltimore Museum of Art, Print and Drawing Periodical
–Article by Anna Killen in the Beach Metro News
–Interview by Martha Nandorfy during an exhibition at Silence.