Phil Delisle / METAPAINTING
Thursday April 1, 5pm to 8pm
Free to the public – Everyone welcome
Works will be on display from:
April 11 – May 19, 2013
April 4, 2013 (Ottawa, On) The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is pleased to presentMETAPAINTING, an exhibition of works by artist Phil Delisle. The exhibition will take place from April 11 to May 19, 2013, in the OSA Gallery on the main floor located at 35 George Street, in the Byward Market. Reception will take place on Thursday April 11, 2013 from 5 to 8pm. Come meet the artist; everyone is welcome!
Delisle is a conceptual painter specializing in works which explore the process of making art. He investigates the role of the artist and the purpose of the activities in which people engage.
Over the past few years, his works have included paintings whose subject matter is the process of painting itself. These works are vignettes or windows into the artist’s experience. They examine seemingly unimportant moments such as the washing of a brush or the masking of a slide and re-contextualize them as the focal point. In this way, the process becomes the subject, as does the act of documenting those processes. Delisle’s intention is to carefully observe his own artistic activities, to reflect on them and to gain insights through making paintings about them.
“Phil Delisle’s painting feels fresh and current, in that it addresses the practice of painting itself, demystifies the act and process of making work, the life of the studio, and the means of its presentation and reception in the world. We admired his graphic, stripped-down style, and wanted to support how the scale and ambition of his work would challenge a relatively small and intimate gallery space. “ – Jury Comments