Narwhal presents Lauchie Reid’s second solo exhibition The World Turned Upside Down
. In this new body of oil paintings, Reid continues his role as a documentarian, exploring the role of traditional portraiture as a relevant and timeless method of celebrating human achievement while rejecting the notion of reserving these rites to specific social classes. As much autobiographical as fantastical, Reid reimagines his friends, family and heroes in historic settings, playing homage to their integrity and passion. Often depicting masked figures, Reid uses constuming to conceal their desire, intentions and fears. Reid skill as a painter lends each persona an air of grandeur and intimacy not often revealed.
Friday Oct 7th
Runs Oct 7 – Nov 7 2011
About Lauchie Reid
Lauchie Reid is a Toronto-based painter and illustrator. As a founding member of Canadian art collective Team Macho, Reid developed a multi-faceted and diverse approach to image making that expresses a love for outmoded techniques and aesthetics, a bizarre sense of humour, and a sadly sweet view of childhood, family and personality. He has exhibited his work as a part of Team Macho in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Bordeaux, San Francisco, Amsterdam and most recently at the OPTICA Centre for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada (April 2011).
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