Looking for the present? Looking to make sense of this world of ours, this fragmented, diluted, disassembled, broken-down world of ours. Look no further than Kirk Mechar and his latest exhibition which opened Sept 9 2016 at the Navillus Gallery in Toronto.
Mechar’s methods involve mixing marble dust with oil paint, creating works with depth and volume, moving the image into the sculptural reign. The resulting creations provide a glimpse at an answer for our modern quest. Mechar builds beautiful pictures of the present, this reflecting, rearranging, reassembling, evolving, ever fluid present.
Mechar continues his exploration of flowers in the New Works exhibit but these are far from still lifes, they burst forth with growth and possibility, the possibility that within nature we may find the patterns we need to follow on, the patterns we need to navigate the very uncertain future we have created for ourselves.
The exhibit is on until Oct 8.