Andy Dixon | Pleasure Studies
September 13 - September 27, 2013
Emerging from the greyscale city of Vancouver, Andy Dixon's sumptuous, hypnotic paintings are riots of colour. The artist combines outrageous satire with authentic pathos, resulting in endlessly inventive, altogether otherworldly work. His virtuosic command of colour, all at once rampant and studied, stamps his subject on the viewer like a lived experience. Rarely do still lives seem so livid, or portraits so present, as they do in Dixon's uncanny eye. He gives us back the familiar forms of history and art, transformed with startling, fearful freshness.
- Michael Lapointe (author & critic for The Globe & Mail, The Tyee, The London Times)
Image title: "At the Match #2" 2013