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OPENING | A Fine Line + Oceans
September 15, 2017
Matt Devine & David Burdeny
Matt Devine “A Fine Line” and David Burdeny “Oceans”
Sept. 9th – Oct. 15th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 15th at 5pm
DAVID BURDENY BIOGRAPHY
Known for his finely composed photographs, David Burdeny has spent the past 15 years exploring a variegated photographic Landscape ranging from minimal seascapes, ornate European interiors to abstract aerial images. Widely collected in Canada, the USA, Asia and Europe, the sheer beauty of David’s images has firmly placed him within the realm of Canada’s most sought after photo-based artists. David’s willingness to take risks, eschew dogma and continuously pursue his innate curiosity for new subjects and themes has become a signature element in his work. Be it mounting a camera beneath a self -built drone, shooting from the deck of an Antarctic bound icebreaker or waiting for an ocean tide to advance, David faithfully imbeds his own formal signature into each and every image further expressing a life long passion for the built environment and the camera’s interpretation of it. Distinctly David Burdeny, the photographs are rigorous yet graceful, inviting the viewer to form their own narrative as if they too were passing through the space or gazing into the horizon for the very first time.
MATT DEVINE BIOGRAPHY
Matt Devine is self-taught metal sculpture artist based in California, USA. Devine began honing his metal fabrication skills in 1995 and transitioned to full-time sculpting in 2001. He is a master fabricator and sculptor of heavy metals such as steel, aluminum and bronze. Devine’s aesthetic is nonrepresentational and minimal, producing forms that are often improvised, highly expressive and organic in movement, an extension of his early years of performing live music. His use of color runs within the Pop Art genre – vibrant yellow, red and blue – to natural renditions of black, warm bronze and ethereal white. Repetition of form, placement and minimalistic patterns create a sense of balance and harmony in his art. Whether wall mounted or free standing, the use of shadow play is elemental in his overall composition, which is a delicate balance between control and chaos.