Derek Sullivan: It is More Difficult to Hit a Moving Target
Derek Sullivan’s artwork is predicated on the quotation. From Modernism to Conceptualism he samples and remixes the vocabulary of art. It is More Difficult to Hit a Moving Target features several key works produced by the Toronto artist over the last six years including including the significant installations Endless Kiosk and Manuscript for Wattle and Daub, alongside a selection of his Poster Drawings, sculptural objects, textiles and print-on-demand books. Working in a variety of media, Sullivan’s investigations demonstrate a restless and inquisitive nature that questions accepted notions of authorship and originality. As an artist, he quotes the work of his influences as a means of disrupting existing codes and continuosly generating new forms and ideas.
Patrick Cull: Gravity Paintings
Gravity Paintings is a body of work that Patrick Cull has produced using sign shop techniques and materials. Mounting carefully assembled layers of coloured vinyl directly onto PVC, the shapes are then precisely cut using a CNC router. Suggesting a collision between Hard-edge abstraction and the geometric designs of a Spirograph, Cull’s work addresses many of the concerns of Post-painterly abstraction: flatness, optical clarity and the lack of gesture. Collecting eight works completed over the last two years, this exhibition marks the first significant survey of this Waterloo region based artist’s work.