View Point Geon
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Matthew Feyld
Alvaro Ilizarbe
Paul Wackers

June 17 – Aug 16, 2014

NARWHAL is pleased to present View Point Geon, an exhibition of new work by Matthew Feyld, Alvaro Ilizarbe and Paul Wackers. Within the frameworks of contemporary painting and sculpture, these artists create a visual consonance that’s marked by their shared strategies for articulating environments and ideas. They filter and reinterpret the quotidian by translating it through their distinct but complimentary brands of reduction, distortion and layering.

Matthew Feyld’s (b. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) paintings connote dimensional space with deceptively uncomplicated arrangements of line and colour. His reductive paintings and drawings take everyday forms as their starting points. A discarded envelope, wet bag, or shadow could inspire Feyld’s geometries. Though the canvases appear cold and mathematically precise at first glance, close observers are rewarded with the painterly texture and gesture created by Feyld’s layered process and free-hand line. The interplay between exactitude and expression contributes to the tension present in Feyld’s works, which is aggravated by his dramatic use of positive and negative space.

Through the process of reduction and spatial distortion, Alvaro Ilizarbe (b. Lima, Peru) makes abstract, amorphous reliefs that record his observations of and meditations on nature. These sculptural wall works remind us of fossils or cross-sectioned ancient trees. Their trailing lines and organic shapes represent history, energy, transformation and evolution on a grand scale. Ilizarbe is inspired by landscapes and their long histories: from the shifting of the tectonic plates and river formations to the influence of man.

Paul Wackers (New York) applies a sophisticated abstract language to the representational tradition of still life painting. Plants, pottery and other relatable references provide entry points into the artist’s complex formal experiments. He builds vigorous and lively conversations between colour, texture and shape that defy and disorient his quiet, simple subjects. This exhibition marks the first time that Wackers has exhibited ceramics. His painting and his pottery practices are mutually supportive, if not inseparable.

From July 17 – Aug 16, 2014

For inquiries, please contact:

Kristin Weckworth
kristin@narwhalcontemporary.com

647.346.5317


Paul Wackers

Paul Wackers Watchers, 2014 Acrylic anon board. 48 x 60 in.

Paul Wackers
Watchers, 2014
Acrylic on board. 48 x 60 in.
$11000

Paul Wackers The Long Overgrown Path Acrylic, Spray Paint On Panel 36 x 36 in. 2013

Paul Wackers
The Long Overgrown Path, 2013
Acrylic, Spray Paint On Panel
40 x 40 in.
$7000

Paul Wackers

Paul Wackers
Some Type of Way, 2014
Acrylic, Spray Paint On Panel
36 x 40 in.
$7000

 Paul Wackers  Untitled , 2014 Acrylic on board. 48 x 40  in. $8500
Paul Wackers
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on board. 48 x 40 in.
$8500
Paul WackersWays12 x 12" Acrylic on panel 2013

Paul Wackers
Ways, 2013
Acrylic on panel. 12 x 12 in.
$2000

Paul WackersBowls (Blue)12 x 9 in.Acrylic on panel 2013

Paul Wackers
Bowls(Blue), 2013
Acrylic on panel. 9 x 12 in.
$2000

Paul Wackers Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on board. 14 x 11 in.

Paul Wackers
Split, 2014
Acrylic on board. 11 x 14 in.
$2000

Paul Wackers Beacon, 2014 Stoneware, spray paint. 6 x 4.5 x 2 in.

Paul Wackers
Beacon, 2014
Stoneware, spray paint. 6 x 4.5 x 2 in.
SOLD

Paul Wackers Finders keepers, 2014 Stoneware, oxide, ink, spray paint, 23kt gold leaf. 6 x 12.25 x 7 in.

Paul Wackers
Finders keepers, 2014
Stoneware, oxide, ink, spray paint, 23kt gold leaf.
6 x 12.25 x 7 in.
$1800

Paul Wackers Public place, 2014 Stoneware glaze oxide, 5 x 6 x 5 in.

Paul Wackers
Public place, 2014
Stoneware glaze oxide.
5 x 6 x 5 in.
$500

Paul Wackers Orbiting bodies, 2014 Stoneware, glaze, 23kt gold leaf. Dimensions variable 

Paul Wackers
Orbiting bodies, 2014
Stoneware, glaze, 23kt gold leaf.
Dimensions variable
$2500

Paul Wackers Monument, 2014 Stoneware, glaze. 5 x 9 x 3.5 in. 

Paul Wackers
Monument, 2014
Stoneware, glaze.
5 x 9 x 3.5 in.
SOLD

Paul Wackers First impressions, 2014 Stoneware, glaze. 5.5 x 6.5 x 6 in.

Paul Wackers
First impressions, 2014
Stoneware, glaze.
5.5 x 6.5 x 6 in.
$800

Paul Wackers Personal improvements, 2014 Stoneware, glaze, oxide  9 x 9 x 46 in.

Paul Wackers
Personal improvements, 2014
Stoneware, glaze, oxide.
9 x 9 x 46 in.
$3000

Paul Wackers Focus, 2014 Stoneware and spray paint. 4 x 7.5 x 3 in.

Paul Wackers
Focus, 2014
Stoneware and spray paint.
4 x 7.5 x 3 in.
$500

Paul Wackers Progress, 2014 Stoneware, oxide. 15 x 11 x 0.5 in. 

Paul Wackers
Progress, 2014
Stoneware, oxide.
15 x 11 x 0.5 in.
$1000

Paul Wackers Possible, 2014 Stoneware, glaze, oxide. 5 x 5 x 1 in.

Paul Wackers
Possible, 2014
Stoneware, glaze, oxide.
5 x 5 x 1 in.
SOLD

Paul Wackers Time, 2014 Stoneware, glaze, aluminum leaf. 7 x 7 x 3 in.

Paul Wackers
Time, 2014
Stoneware, glaze, aluminum leaf.
7 x 7 x 3 in.
$800

Paul Wackers Keeping in touch, 2014 Stoneware, oxide 9.5 x 14 x 1/4 in.

Paul Wackers
Keeping in touch, 2014
Stoneware, oxide
9.5 x 14 x 1/4 in.
$1000

Paul Wackers Black rainbow, 2014 Stoneware, glaze. 3.5  x 9" x 5.5 in.

Paul Wackers
Black rainbow, 2014
Stoneware, glaze.
3.5 x 9″ x 5.5 in.
$800

Paul Wackers Something might really happen, 2014 Stoneware, glaze, oxide, mason stain. 6 x 7 x 4.5 in.

Paul Wackers
Something might really happen, 2014
Stoneware, glaze, oxide, mason stain.
6 x 7 x 4.5 in.
$1000

Paul Wackers A thing that does something, 2014 Stoneware, glaze. 9 1/2" x 11"x 14"

Paul Wackers
A thing that does something, 2014
Stoneware, glaze.
9 1/2″ x 11″x 14 in.
$2000


Alvaro Ilizarbe

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Alvaro Ilizarbe
Route-Aesthetic , 2014
Acrylic on MDF. 50 x 47 x 1.25 in.
$3200

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Alvaro Ilizarbe
Route-Stereotype , 2014
Acrylic on MDF. 34 x 40.5 x 1.25 in.
$2500


Matthew Feyld : white out paintings

$400 each

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.
SOLD

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.
SOLD

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic and white-out on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld  Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on canvas. 11x14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on canvas. 11×14 in.

Matthew Feyld : Ink Drawings

$200 each

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld<br/><em>Untitled</em>, 2014<br/>Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld<br/>Untitled, 2014Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

matthewfeyld_paper_7

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld<br/>Untitled, 2014Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.
SOLD

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.
SOLD

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

matthewfeyld_paper_14

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

matthewfeyld_paper_12

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

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Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

matthewfeyld_paper_13

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

matthewfeyld_paper_8

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Ink on paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in.

Matthew Feyld  Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on canvas. 16x20in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 in.
$600

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. $600

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 in.
$600

Matthew Feyld Untitled, 2014 Acrylic on board 11 x 14 in.

Matthew Feyld
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on board 11 x 14 in.
$500