Roll up that tender air and the plant dies, the colour fades
Eunice Luk, Alicia Nauta, Luke Painter
Runs May 7 – June 13, 2015
Through the interconnected use of two and three-dimensional forms, artists Eunice Luk, Alicia Nauta and Luke Painter create environments that play with perception and space. Drawing inspiration from domestic landscapes and the aesthetic paradigms of Art Deco, Op Art and Memphis design, each artist’s work creates a depth of viewing that extends the line of sight, celebrating form over function, and the opulent pleasures of extreme decor.
Eunice Luk is an artist living and working in Toronto. Her work includes drawings, artist books, sculptures and installations. Eunice is driven to draw in response to a moment. She reacts to the effects of her surroundings – connecting and arranging feelings, contours, space and objects. She creates minimal and confident compositions through economical use of form, perspective and often a restricted palette. She also publishes artist books under the imprint, ‘Slow Editions’
Alicia Nauta graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in Printmaking. She established the OCAD University Zine Library and co-established the new Library at Xpace Cultural Centre, including a zine Library, mix tape library and curated library. All her work is part of Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe: collage, screenprinting, installation, wallpaper, bookworks, and a growing collection of found oddities for a future museum. She is member of Punchclock, a Toronto print studio. Her work has been exhibited at the AGO, the Drake Hotel, Art Metropole, and Narwhal Projects, as well as permanent wallpaper installations at Double Double Land and Likely General.
Luke Painter is an artist and educator living and working in Toronto. Recent exhibitions and screenings of his work include: Hither and Thither at Galerie Trois Points in Montreal (solo), Rebound at LE Gallery in Montreal (solo), Special Effect at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York (screening) and K-TOWN at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (screening). Luke has received numerous research and artist grants from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His work has been reviewed by many notable publications including: Canadian Art, Border Crossings, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Now Magazine, and was included in Carte Blanche Vol 2 – Painting, a national survey of Canadian painters. Luke is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.