Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 5:30-7:30pm Don Pollack in attendance
Newzones is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Don Pollack.
Don Pollack is an accomplished realist painter with a serious approach to nature and the natural landscape. Painting with softness and delicate brushwork, Pollack values colour and his paintings embrace a quaint antiquarianism including the heavy varnish used in academic paintings. Exploring the relationships between his own personal mythologies and those of the collective, Pollack's paintings become living surfaces on canvas. Interested in the ways painting can contribute to the construction of identity, the images that result are a continual process of Pollack's ideals.
The construction of identity is an important element in the artist's paintings and from this perspective various issues are addressed during the course of creation: how painting can simultaneously reference impermanence and the transience of a single moment. Landscapes to Pollack are like shifting visions of photography, or stills from a movie.
Of his work, the artist states, '…I try to imbue the picture plane with what makes nature potent, mysterious and ultimately untamable, while at the same time manifesting an awareness that this view of nature is a product of my own mythology."
Don Pollack received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and his Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio State University. Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is Don Pollack's exclusive art dealer in Canada.