Paddy McCann exhibition “Now Only The Wind” opens tonight, Thursday October 24th from 6 to 8pm at the Petley Jones Gallery
The exhibition will run October 24th to November 14th, 2013
“Paddy McCann is known as a printmaker and sculptor, but pre-eminently as a painter. He is passionate about art, political in his choice of themes, and poetic even in translating uncomfortable memories into the form of hues and tones. His painting expands the merging of the figurative and the abstract by harnessing synecdoche as a willing trope.
These selected parts or fragments stand for a narrative that spans his life. His guiding principles include, somewhat paradoxically, both a correct relationship to the observed or remembered truth, and an autonomous departure from it. The two are taxed for equal participation in making informed, un-coerced decisions.” - Slavka Sverakova: Paddy McCann (catalogue essay)
1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2
(between Granville & Fir Streets)