mcmichael art gallery

Art Troll and geoDNA

  • September 19, 2018
Art Troll and geoDNA

Art troll?  Here's how I ended up working (lurking), in inclement weather, under a low bridge... with a racoon. Some of my current explorations involve creating visual DNA en plein air at disparate locations  (ultimately to be done coast to coast to coast across Canada, then other countries) and combining them together. Hundreds of paintings will initially be made, and then destroyed, as they are sliced up into pictorial genes which will  be CRISPR'd together into  single complex artworks, paintings made of paintings. The final pieces will be a hybrid of painting, collage and sculpture....

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General Stealth, Car River

  • December 14, 2011
General Stealth, Car River

"General Stealth, Car River" (above, detail shot) by K.I.A., 84” x 60”, oilstick on scored aluminum. A quadra-landscape, referencing four famous Canadian (if that’s not an oxymoron) artist’s ‘landscapes’-- two traditional, two abstract. Part of my code/data series, and about as close to doing a landscape as I’ll ever get. The aluminum, seen behind/through the gestural strokes, and in the vertical scores, scintillates in the light with movement, in contrast to the matte colors of the oilsticks.  

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