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In Waiting  

May 16 – 26, 2024  
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 16, 6-8pm.  Artist in attendance.   

“In Waiting” takes it title from the exhibitions central piece “las Meninas” ( the ladies in waiting) a recreation of Velazquez famous masterpiece. As a contemporary figurative painter who is interested in the tradition of painting from life, these Sock Monkey paintings are painted directly from unique dioramas I set up for each work

Attempting to read the interactions of this odd and strange cast of personalities, we can easily identify and superimpose ourselves onto their simple primate forms. In this act of simple transference, we can feel their many situations and relationships. In their theatrical and anthropomorphic quality, each painting shines light on the complexity of being human and the constant shape shifting we experience in the Theatre of Life.

Fair Day  2009
Acrylic on canvas  30″ x 30″  

Las Meninas 2010
Acrylic on canvas  66″ x 48″

Little Dancer  2019
Acrylic on canvas  20″ x 20″ 

Hug  2024
Acrylic on canvas  16″ x 16″ 

Mr Monk  2009
Acrylic on canvas  16″ x 16″

The Crew  2021
Acrylic on canvas  30″ x 40″ 

Monkeys Courting  2021
Acrylic on canvas  36″ x 26″ 

Painter  2021
Acrylic on canvas  30″ x 24″

Monkeys with Take Out  2021
Acrylic on canvas  30″ x 26″ 

The Outing  2021
Acrylic on canvas  30″ x 24″ 

2655 Granville Street Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
t: 604.738.1077

Gallery Hours

Monday:        Closed
Tuesday:       11AM to 5PM
Wednesday: 11AM to 5PM
Thursday:     11AM to 5PM
Friday:           11AM to 5PM
Saturday:      11AM to 5PM
Sunday:         12PM to 5PM
Also available by appointment.

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