REMINDER - JOHN HALL artist talk 12:30pm Saturday, May 5th.

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MAY 5 - MAY 31, 2018 IN CALGARY

Artist in attendance May 5th 12:30pm



John Hall
Framed: Whitehorse
Acrylic on canvas
40" x 40"



John Hall
Framed: Whitehorse Verso
Acrylic on canvas
40" x 40"



John Hall
Framed: Phoenix 1
Acrylic on canvas
40" x 40"



 John Hall
Framed: Phoenix 2
Acrylic on canvas
49.5" x 48"


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About the Exhibition:

John Hall will be discussing his work at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 5th in the Calgary gallery as part of the Art Dealers Association of Canada's Spring Gallery Hop.

As an internationally renowned high realist painter, John Hall’s still life paintings have tackled all aspects of our culture. His carefully considered compositions of subjects ranging from donuts, fruit and treasured keepsakes to disposable everyday household items and even memento mori inspired skulls, welcome the interaction of the viewer.

In 2016, Hall began a series depicting framed paintings that fully embrace the conventions of trompe l’oeil painting within realism. With the FRAMED series he wants viewers to first believe that they are looking at framed paintings and only on closer inspection realize that the frame is painted and an integral part of the painting.

These works led to a subset of paintings depicting the backs of paintings. Through Hall's inclusion of details like old labels, hardware, scratchings, and bits of tape, the reverse of paintings celebrate the trompe l’oeil tradition.

Highlights of this exhibition are two of Hall's most recently completed paintings where figures are central to the composition. Hall initially painted Framed: Phoenix 1 in 1984 and Framed: Phoenix 2 in 1968 and has since revisited both works to present new narratives fully employing trompe l'oeil aspects of realism leaving the viewer to question what they are seeing on the canvas.

Please note that all works are subject to pre-sale as they have now arrived in the gallery and are ready for viewing. If you have an interest in any of the paintings listed in the exhibition, please let us know at your earliest convenience.


With kindest regards,
Ian Loch


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