Spolia, the latest exhibition of the Canadian artist Bogdan Luca, opens on January 11th, 2012 at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary gallery in Toronto.
Bogdan Luca graduated from the Masters of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto in 2010. Recent exhibitions include The Roving Iconist at LE Gallery and Merge at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is currently an instructor at the OCAD University in Toronto.
Here are a few excerpts from the presentation of this exhibition:
"Spolia is a suite of large paintings that suggest a realm coming into being "through a glass, darkly, but then face to face". The world is incomplete, always becoming, and requires stories for its completion. Oil painting becomes the perfect narrative medium because of its ability to refer both to the economy of image, and confront the viewer with its corporeal presence."
"While spoils can take many forms, the artist is specifically interested in spolia: the practice of removing ornamental parts of existing buildings and incorporating them into newly raised edifices."
Bogdan Luca- Spolia
12 January 2012 - 4 February 2012
Wednesday January 11th 6-9 p.m
Neubacher Shor Contemporary
5 Brock Avenue
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