Jack Bishop: Survey of Works

When: June 26-July 10 2009

While older, established artists usually have survey exhibitions, this show surveys work from mainly the last two years by New Brunswick painter Jack Bishop. "The idea is to show the relationships between the different series of paintings I've made: cars, shoppers and houses," notes Bishop. "Despite subject matter, a lot of the technical parts of my paintings blend into each other, like the use of repetition, distortions of space and different formulas I've used to piece them together through drawing, tracing, photography or collage." For his houses and subdivisions, he's used both collaged magazines and photomontage for his foundation. Thematically, Bishop's different series together survey what he calls "social consumerism." The viewer can see how that activity creates and mediates landscapes and land use. "I tend to paint in a serial manner, taking an idea and making different variations, and then going back and re-trying things that worked in other paintings." (SF)

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