CIBA KARISIK, "THE WAY OF THE VINE", JUNE 3 - 17, 2017 IN TORONTO

Loch Gallery is delighted to feature “The Way of the Vine”, a collection of wine-inspired paintings by Ciba Karisik. In this new series of still lives and landscapes, we follow the path of the grapevine, that long-lived, perennial plant that continues to shape the world’s economy. Ciba’s paintings pay homage to the history of winemaking, acknowledging viniculture as a form of art itself.

The artist returns with his effective large-scale works of deliberately aged and dusty wine bottles with enigmatic landscapes or nondescript interiors as backdrops. His enlarged wine bottle labels have pop-art appeal, but with perspectival depth and painterly brushwork.

Ciba also presents the viewer with paintings of lands that yield the fruit. He chooses wintry scenes of sloping vineyards in valleys or vinelands lying beyond what is visible or known. There are also unexpected images of vine pruning at winter’s end; isolated fires burn and smoke billows from heaps of pruned vines, suggesting the cycle of the grapevine’s life.

Together, the paintings in the exhibition lead us through the way of the vine, shedding light on the vintner’s quest for perfection, or what author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) called ‘bottled poetry’.

Selected artwork: 
Far Niente by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Far Niente
Oil on Canvas
60 x 40 in
Available
Valley of the Ahr, Germany by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Valley of the Ahr, Germany
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 in
Available
Bordeaux, The Ideal Terroir by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Bordeaux, The Ideal Terroir
Oil on Canvas
40 x 60 in
Available
Labelled by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Labelled
Oil on Canvas
36 x 36 in
Available
Burning of the Canes by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Burning of the Canes
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 in
Available
Petrus by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Petrus
Oil on Canvas
48 x 18 in
Available
Library Wines by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Library Wines
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 in
Available
Barriques by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Barriques
Oil on Board
7 x 5 in
Available
Rhone Valley Beauty by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Rhone Valley Beauty
Oil on Canvas
60 x 30 in
Available
In the Hinterland by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - In the Hinterland
Oil on Canvas
30 x 60 in
Available
Timeless Grandeur by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Timeless Grandeur
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 in
Available
Oenotria by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Oenotria
Oil on Canvas
60 x 30 in
Available
The Terraced Landscape by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - The Terraced Landscape
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 in
Available
Study for Valley of the Ahr, Germany by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Study for Valley of the Ahr, Germany
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 in
Available
Bonpas by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Bonpas
Oil on Canvas
60 x 30 in
Available
Châteauneuf du Pape by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Châteauneuf du Pape
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 in
Available
Château d'Yquem, Grand Cru Supérieur by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Château d'Yquem, Grand Cru Supérieur
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 in
Available
Pruning Season by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Pruning Season
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 in
Available
Uncorked by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - Uncorked
Oil on Canvas
11 x 14 in
Available
A New Beginning by Ciba Karisik
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Ciba Karisik - A New Beginning
Oil on Board
5.5 x 9.5 in
Available
Date(s): 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00am - Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 5:00am
Artist(s): 
Location(s): 
Loch Gallery, Toronto
Location details: 

16 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5R 2E2

 

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