Paul Moorhouse: We’re standing in front of a full-size cartoon for Cosmos, the brand new wall portray that will probably be put in at Christchurch Art Gallery. Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn’s observe involves moving image, performance, textual content, and installation, and examines notions of human and non-human historical past embedded in geological spacetime: the historical past of mankind as remembered by the earth and its panorama.
Recent exhibitions embody Rocks Stones and Dust, Art Museum at the College of Toronto; Organic Scenario, Koenig and Clinton; An other land, and in the other our personal, Prosjekstrom Normann’s, Norway; Human Nature, Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa (2015); Recent Landscapes, Louis B. James Gallery, New York Metropolis; Anthropophotogenic, The University of Waterloo Artwork Gallery (2014); PARK, Oakville Galleries; Impel With Puffs, Diaz Modern, Toronto; and More Than Two, The Energy Plant, Toronto (2013).
The Capitoline Museums started in 1471 with a donation of classical sculpture to the city of Rome by the Papacy , while the Vatican Museums , whose collections are still owned by the Pope, trace their foundation to 1506, when the lately discovered Laocoön and His Sons was put on public show.
Long valued by a core of up to date artists and collectors, Flexhaug turned formulation painting into a supply of surprise, not solely because he churned out work so quickly utilizing an assembly line technique however as a result of these works are so aesthetically compelling.
As participating as they are aesthetically, Flexhaug’s work also provide a degree of entry for consideration of significant crucial questions starting from problems with style, originality versus repetition in art, the attraction of landscape and its iconography – particularly within the Canadian context – as to if art can have integrity as art even if it is unapologetically commercial.