Fri, Oct 20|
TAP Centre for Creativity
Frills: Portraits from the Produce Section Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception for Craig Guthrie's solo exhibition "Frills: Portraits from the produce section."
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada
About The Event
“Frills: Portraits from the Produce Section" magnifies the world of everyday fruits and vegetables, elevating its seductive beauty through scale and modern colour relationships. Drawing inspiration from pop art, the series explores our contemporary social, cultural, and economic connections to these grocery store gems, presenting them with detail and poise that is almost bodily in its expression.
"Frills" invites you to find magic in the seemingly mundane, explore the connections between nature and human culture, and discover that, often, success in natural selection is about the cheeky, fruity frills.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
It has been a remarkable journey for painter Craig Guthrie since his debut exhibition a decade ago. Throughout this transformative period Craig's artistry has evolved, fusing elements of realism with the playfulness of pop art, all while retaining his unmistakable dedication to detail and his unique ability to capture the essence of light.
A native of Guelph, Ontario, Craig Guthrie now calls London his home, having spent two decades alongside his partner in this vibrant city. For the past 20 years he has developed his skills at the Grand Theatre, where his work as a scenic artist has contributed to stellar sets.
Within the heart of London's downtown, Craig has been a resident of the TAP Centre for Creativity over the past decade, currently nurturing his studio practice in Studio 2B. Craig is a proud advocate for art in downtown London, contributing his vibrant creativity to the burgeoning artistic community along Dundas Place.
His distinctive artistic method, characterized by layering transparent glazes, creates captivating relationships among colours that not only stand beside each other but also flow through one another. This intricate interplay of colour adds captivating depths of visual interest, allowing viewers to see his subjects in an entirely new light.
Craig Guthrie's art has flourished under the support of London's art enthusiasts. He extends his heartfelt gratitude to the London Arts Council and the City of London for their unwavering support. In this artistic journey, Craig continues to explore, innovate, and inspire, and is excited to learn and grow for another twenty years here in London Ontario.
This exhibit will be taking place from October 20th and will run until November 11th. The artist invites you to the opening reception on October 20th, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM.