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Beautiful Illusions Melanie Colosimo & Charley Young

Charley Young, Rocky Mountain Diptych (detail) 2014
Charley Young, Rocky Mountain Diptych (detail) 2014

Charley Young, Rocky Mountains Diptych (detail) 2014
diptych with maple wall braces
left panel: graphite pencil and gouache on frosted mylar
right panel: mirror of left panel image impressed on carbon paper
each panel: 91.44 x 365.76 cm (3 x 12 feet)
image courtesy of the artist.
10 Jan 2015 – 8 Mar 2015

Beautiful Illusions presents works in graphic media by two young
Nova Scotian artists. Colosimoís principal practice is drawing; Young favours drawing and indexical techniques, such as casting and monoprinting. For both, materials and process are key determinants of the meaning of their works. Themes of memory, transitory states and trace imagery pervade their art.

The title of the exhibition evokes the realism with which each artist renders subjects such as the façade of a wooden shack, a range of mountain peaks, or the intricate patterning of twisted wires in a chain-link fence. Virtuosic mimicry is not the only point of such images, however; “failures” such as smudges and anomalies of scale disrupt the illusions and remind viewers of the usually compliant but sometimes faltering hands and memories upon which the illusions depend.

Beautiful Illusions: Works by Melanie Colosimo and Charley YoungBeautiful Illusions: Works by Melanie Colosimo and Charley Young

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, 17 January, 2 to 4pm.
Opens jointly with Prospect 17: Joanna Close.

ARTISTíS TALK & PUBLIC DRAWING EVENT
Saturday, 7 February, 2 to 4pm. Visitors are invited to take part
in a collaborative drawing project during Colosimoís artistís talk.

ARTISTíS TALK & WORKSHOP Saturday, 28 February, 2
to 4pm. Following a discussion of her work, Young will lead a
workshop exploring textures through the art of frottage.

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Exhibition Images
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Charley Young,Rocky Mountain Diptych (detail) 2014Melanie Colosimo, Chain Link Roll (detail)     


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