COLLIDER | Randall Steeves

Randall Steeves' paintings celebrate the complexity of the natural world. The paintings are made from encaustic, a beeswax based paint that is heated and brushed onto the canvas where it hardens immediately. The process results in a complex surface that can be read as a chronology of the painting’s construction and a record the painter’s physical presence and actions. Viewing this work, one is reminded of John Cage’s famous dictum that [...]

2021-03-11T15:47:33-08:00

RANDALL STEEVES

. Randall Steeves’ thickly painted, textured paintings invite the viewer to reconsider the gesture of painting itself. The canvases explore the relationship between the photographic index and the painterly trace with a wry nod towards conceptual art practice. The subject of his canvases is the fingerprint. Steeves had himself “processed” by the Vancouver Police Department in preparation for this work and the pieces are made up entirely of his [...]

2021-03-11T16:37:36-08:00

BRUCE TURNBULL

BIOGRAPHY Designing home renovations by day, Turnbull uses discarded materials from building sites to inform his artistic practice. Turnbull states: “I’m always looking for the beauty in things that have been discarded.” Thus, cupboard doors, fences, the side of a locker, or the side of an airplane all come to function as canvas for the artist. His preferred medium of painting fuses layers of oil paints in combination with heated beeswax. [...]

2021-05-26T13:31:49-07:00

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