Bradley Wood @ Angell Gallery and new space launch Sept 11
Art Dealer extraordinaire and art community bon vivant, Jamie Angell, launches his new Angell Gallery space on Dupont this Friday night! Congratulations!
As part of this launch he is featuring New York artist Bradley Wood. Wood is painter’s painter referencing Post-Impressionism and as well as vintage European porn emphasizing figures and interiors. Wood was selected by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Collection Curator, as an “Artist to Invest In” in 2014.
Animal Magnitism, oil on canvas, 44 x 37″, 2015
Woods’ paintings collide contemporary interior spaces with an intentionally naive painterly style. Each work is a colourful acid trip of delight with fashionably clad and unclad ladies and gents posed or even draped across furniture. Matisse also comes to mind when viewing Wood’s work – a generation ago this would have been an insult – but but from this humble blogger’s opine, its a fabulous compliment to be compared to this modern master.
HHHH = Wonderful! AH
Angell Gallery, 1444 Dupont Street, Unit 15
Opening Reception and space launch Friday, September 11 6 – 9 pm.
September 11 – October 10, 2015
About the Author
Artist Statement My interests in artistic production range from the obscure, to experimental, popular, spiritual, queer and to the political. Working with individuals, collectives and community groups have been part of my practice as an artist, curator and director. I prefer to create narrative-based and identity-based art, but also love artwork that explores more formalist themes and materials. Biography Andrew Harwood is a Toronto-based artist who recently graduated with Masters Degree in Fine Arts form the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 2014. Harwood is the former Co-Director of Mercer Union, Interim Director of A Space Gallery Director of Zsa Zsa (Toronto) and Zsa Zsa West (Winnipeg). He has had over 30 solo exhibitions in Canada, The United States and participated in group exhibitions and biennales internationally. Harwood’s work is in the collections of the Toronto Dominion Bank, The Bank of Montréal, The University of Guelph, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON and in private collections throughout Canada and internationally.