SUNDAY ART + SIGNS
Sunday’s itinerary included brunch at Bungalow Cafe (great breakfast place, fun muzak, surf bar meets upscale city cafe); roaming the streets with camera in hand; several casual gallery visitations. A four-star day on all creative + culinary fronts.
The exhibit that really caught my eye was Thomas Deyle’s work at the Galerie Lausberg on Queen Street West. He’s a German painter who is fascinated by color and light. He spends weeks applying up to 700 layers of diluted acrylic paint onto large pieces of plexiglass until they become dense fields of color, getting lighter and more diffuse towards the edges. They’re poetic (can that be used to describe art?) and there are nice subtle changes in the color when you look at them up close. Really beautiful.
The gallery itself is cute and is a nice space. I got a sneak peek at the next exhibit starting May 8th, photographer David Burdeny will be showing his Greenland/Antarctica work. He uses large format and long exposures to create these architectural, haunting landscapes.
Galerie Lausberg is printing them out as large edition prints and mounting them onto metal. They’re breathtaking. The rest of Burdeny’s portfolio is super cool. Take a look at the “Asia” series and the “Drift” images:
I meandered the rest of the day, and took random photos of signage (not to be compared to David Burdeny’s work). There’s no theme, just things I saw that Sunday.
(not a particularly great image, but I support the sentiment behind it and love the fact that a store window was used for this kind of messaging…)