Kevin Bruk Gallery

Graham Gillmore. It’s Over You Win From May 12th through July 10th, 2007Kevin Bruk Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Graham Gillmore with an opening reception on Saturday, May 12th, 2007 coinciding with the monthly Wynwood Gallery Walk. As if mirroring his life style (Gillmore spends half his time in Manhattan and half in a remote location outside of Vancouver), his paintings embody contradictions, juxtapositions, and polar opposites. There is a looming contrast that is ever present between content elements, which beckons to be identified. Just as the different arrangements of color fields are arranged on the surfaces to elicit certain cognitive or emotive responses, verbiage comes equally into play in these works. It’s Over You Win is an examination (and retrospective) of the passive/aggressive relationships that arise between inter-human relationships and the inevitabilities that ensue. It is a body of work that is humorous and sincere, yet maintains a distinct level of wit, wisdom, and spirituality. Although it may be a painstaking process, the ability to surrender one’s self to external forces, for better or worse, is a subject that is heavily addressed by Gillmore. Born in 1963, Vancouver, Canada, Graham Gillmore graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, also in Vancouver. He has a corresponding solo show of works on paper entitled Cattleships and Bruisers now on exhibit from April 12th to May 26th, 2007 at Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York, NY. His work is included in selected permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ghent Museum, Belgium; Gian Enzo Sperone, Italy; and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please call: 305.576.2000

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