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THE SOUND OF TOMORROW - New works by ADAM GIROUX, JEFFREY CHONG WANG and A...

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Opening Reception: March 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Artist in Attendance

We are excited to announce the return of Gallery House Artists Adam Giroux and Jeffrey Chong Wong and guest artist Adam Wallacavage in “The Sound of Tomorrow” a group exhibition of their evocative and transcendent work at Gallery House, Toronto Canada. Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:00 – 4:00 pm.

Pictured: Jeffrey Chong Wang, Sword Dancing 2, 2017, Oil on Canvas

Jeffrey Chong Wang’s art is opulent in a symbolism that richly references bygone centuries rendered in a classical, almost Florentine style. His work is filled with intrigue and theatrics; his paintings exist not in the landscape of the familiar but in memories of places that do not exist. Wang’s work reveals an inexhaustible talent for reinventing historical models for an ahistorical age. They are strangely disquieting and expressionistic.

All the figures that I create on canvas are myself in a way; they reflect my cultural upbringing, personal feelings, and experiences. I think of them as characters in a drama, and the canvas as a stage. My work is a response to the imbalance between my inside feelings and the outside world. I fuse classical concepts and traditional techniques into my work using my own exaggerated figures. These figures reflect the history of western oil painting techniques but also show contemporary themes of eastern culture using my own exaggerated figures. These figures reflect the history of western oil painting techniques but also show contemporary themes of eastern culture.

Adam Giroux’s haunting, muted portraits of nameless individuals tell of the subjects’ perspectives toward willpower and the idealized self through cryptic symbolism and personal metaphors. These themes are presented in large oil paintings, blending both dark realism and abstraction into works that invite the viewer to view and evaluate their fixations through a different lens as he evaluates his own life in parallel. Continuing where he left off in his last solo show Locus, Giroux explores the boundaries of obsession and identity; referencing past pieces, subtracting elements, isolating individual components in oil and in other elements and different surfaces.

The work I’m preparing is about relationships between people and what myself and others choose to give and take when building connections. When we establish a friendship/romantic partner/business partner, we select the attributes we like about the other person, but sometimes expect the entirety to be as fulfilling as the select pieces. I’m hoping to examine the little offerings in isolation, without the corruption or context of the whole. It’s all about the tiny little transactions between people; exchanging a touch on the forearm for a kind word, or the body-language associated with disappointment in response to a forgotten obligation.

Adam Wallacavage is an American artist, known for his surreal and highly ornamented interior design details such as octopus chandeliers. Wallacavage was born in 1969. In 1995, he received his BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. By the time of 2001, Adam has mastered the craft of ornamental plastering and he started to create his famous octopus shaped chandeliers inspired by sea adventure stories and Catalan architect Antoni Gaudy and his church

Adam’s chandeliers are somewhere between Art Nouveau motifs and surrealist imagination. By using traditional ornamental plastering techniques, Wallacavage casts the forms which he later paints with pigmented epoxy resin. In the end, he applies iridescent powders and glitter. Adam’s chandeliers have been presented in galleries all around the world: São Paulo, Rome, London, Miami, Los Angeles, Vienna, New York.

The opening will be held on Thursday March 1st with the artists in attendance. To view the work request a VIP package by contacting us. This exhibition is on view at Gallery House till April 12th inclusive with the hours of Thurs – Sat from 11-4 pm. For more information contact Gallery House at 416-587-0057 or david@galleryhouse.ca

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