January 15-21, 2018
585 Dundas Street West
Executed as a hybrid of sculpture and painting, Justin Mencel extracts dimension from graphic forms on flat shaped panels, creating a simplified realism that appears to float in close proximity to the viewer, ambiguous of a definitive relationship to the environment.
For each work, custom built interlocking wood substrates are constructed to form a silhouette that matches the anticipated contour of the future painting. The result is an irregular negative space framed by the surrounding wall area, producing the appearance of a suspended three dimensional object.
Utilizing a fixed vantage point, the series explores our perception and the difference between what we determine to be an object or it’s representation. Composed using a restricted palette and mathematical progressions to obtain a sense of minimal order.
The exhibit will feature a sample of work from Justin Mencel installed at the Daniels Spectrum building.
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