TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Salvador Dali is surely turning in his
grave. Articsok Gallery in Toronto has unveiled a timely but
provocatively aimed and very engaging exhibit entitled SURREALISM for the 21st Century.
"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail.
Without it nothing can succeed. He who molds opinion is greater than
he who enacts laws." President Abraham Lincoln
This quote reverberated and became the driving force for two canvases in
which Canadian plus American cultural realities fused with fantasy when
the national ideologies of skeptics were interpreted by the sentiments
of cynics. Political biases are delineated on canvas, coupled with
religious dogma thus begging the question, just exactly who is
permitted on "The Cross"?
Oblique references abound to iconic art works from the past, including
to those of recently deceased Alex Coleville. Further challenges facing
viewers are portraits linking realism and psychology, puzzling
photography with nuances of color (alluding to the female spirit) in
addition to sculptures which turn the mundane into the magnificent!
The show overall will take on the role of a catalyst for many viewers,
shifting their comfort zone by challenging artistic preconceptions and
stretching old boundaries. That dynamic is the central role of great
A profound collection of sculptures and paintings from 15 gifted
Opening: Sat. Nov 2, 2013 from 2pm - 6pm
1697 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto ON M6N 1J2
416 651 5020
SOURCE: Articsok Gallery
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