Focus on Four
New works from four gallery artists, Terry Fenton, Greg Murdock,
Brad Pasutti, and Jason Stovall
February 6 - 27, 2020, at Winchester Galleries
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Artists will be in attendance.
Winchester Galleries is pleased to announce the new group exhibition of four Canadian artists: Terry Fenton, Greg Murdock, Brad Pasutti, and Jason Stovall. In this exhibition, a collection of new artworks from these four artists have been selected to present a variety of artistic representations. From realistic landscape to figurative narrations and abstract.
TERRY FENTON a gallery director, author, workshop organizer, arts advocate... during a half-century of contribution to the arts he has always made the art of his own. Although recognized as a champion of Canadian and international abstraction, Fenton himself has devotedly painted from nature: mountains and foothills during a long sojourn in Alberta, and prairies reflecting his upbringing in Regina and more recent residence in Saskatoon. During the past decade he often painted seascapes from winter visits to the West Coast, but that practice has intensified since he and his wife moved to Victoria.
GREGORY MURDOCK was born in 1954 in Saskatoon. He credits a trip to Europe following high school for kindling his passion to become an artist. When he returned from Europe, he enrolled in the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan. studying ceramics, sculpture, and drawing. He then travelled to Mexico to study bronze at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende. In 1979 he moved to Vancouver to study at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. There, he expanded his architectural vision and imagery, created installations and discovered the potential of “spackle” as a medium and surface to explore in both his two- and three-dimensional works. He is known for his fresco-like mixed-media works that elegantly explore surface, space and form with references to both external and internal worlds.
BRAD PASUTTI was born in 1957, Trail, British Columbia. On completion of a diploma in sculpture from the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson and a BFA from the University of Victoria, Pasutti launched his artistic career in 1984 with an exhibition at Victoria's Open Space Gallery. He has continued to show his work at commercial and public galleries including at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Surrey Art Gallery. Pasutti's recent work suggests a sense of unfolding narrative structure. There is no clear set story being told, rather the work is open to narrative possibilities. Characters and possible situations, including the internal mental states of the characters, carry over from one piece into another, so that the series of larger works become interconnected like chapters in a non-linear narrative or are alternative parallel narratives.
JASON STOVALL was born in 1989 in Edmonton, Alberta, but raised in Fort McMurray. The mixed suburban and industrial setting of Fort McMurray is a starting point for Stovall's work. Stovall’s upbringing, heavily influenced by the conservative and religious values of Alberta, and by the transient workforce constantly coming and going from the oil sands, combines to form a basis of subject matter for his work.