Opening

4@6
17 September 2016

Exhibition

17 - 30 September 2016
Add to calendar 2016-09-17 10:00:00 2016-09-30 17:00:00 America/New_York EXOTICA David Willis’ new paintings are comprised of many segregated areas of abstract brushwork, which when bought together create a composition with pictorial depth and physical space. The paintings can be broken down into distinguishable segments of painterly marks. Each of these segments is a physical trace of a brushstroke, creating a sinuous, snakelike gesture that suggests it’s movement through space . When placed together within the composition, these elements create pictorial depth and space; the colour combinations and fluid forms working together as a whole image. This new physical and pictorial realm has become the subject of the work – either inviting the viewer into the pictorial space, or to dissect the image into it’s abstract components. Willis takes the names for his paintings from Exotica music tracks, by composers such as Les Baxter and Martin Denny. Exotica was a musical genre popular in the 1950’s that created a pseudo experience of tribal Africa, Amazonia or the South Pacific Islands. These titles suggest a narrative reading of the work, opening a space for discussion outside of it’s formal abstract qualities.   PRESALE in PROGRESS 218 Saint Paul West Montreal, QC, H2Y 1Z9 Galerie Blanche info@galerieblanche.com

EXOTICA

David Willis’ new paintings are comprised of many segregated areas of abstract brushwork, which when bought together create a composition with pictorial depth and physical space. The paintings can be broken down into distinguishable segments of painterly marks. Each of these segments is a physical trace of a brushstroke, creating a sinuous, snakelike gesture that suggests it’s movement through space . When placed together within the composition, these elements create pictorial depth and space; the colour combinations and fluid forms working together as a whole image. This new physical and pictorial realm has become the subject of the work – either inviting the viewer into the pictorial space, or to dissect the image into it’s abstract components. Willis takes the names for his paintings from Exotica music tracks, by composers such as Les Baxter and Martin Denny. Exotica was a musical genre popular in the 1950’s that created a pseudo experience of tribal Africa, Amazonia or the South Pacific Islands. These titles suggest a narrative reading of the work, opening a space for discussion outside of it’s formal abstract qualities.   PRESALE in PROGRESS

Exhibited artworks

Julie - Julie

24" x 20" - Acrylique sur toile

David Willis 1 - David Willis 1

" x " - Photo