CURATOR'S SELECTION:
THE WINDOW

The window – a banal architectural object of everyday life whose chief function is to allow for the passage of light into a space – is a commonplace feature decorating the urban landscape. It serves a secondary function as a transparent device, letting people look out onto the world from the comforts of an interior, safe from the impact of the natural environment. Factors such as size, translucency, and placement of a window affect the quantity and diffusion of light infiltrating a space. These determinates ultimately create an atmosphere that changes over the course of the day.

The impact of the window in art, as both a device to frame a scene and as a symbol representing optimism, transparency and urbanity is the focus of the Curator’s Selection for November and December. The selection brings together works that use the window as a subject, as an interlocutor, and, as a device to frame the viewer’s gaze. The windows in the collection of works below encourage the viewer to look beyond the confines of subject matter; to move past the vista and interior displayed, to examine the extent of what we can “see”. In some instances, they beg the viewer to get closer or peer, like a voyeur, into private spaces and reflect on their own desires and motivations. In others, they represent a passageway into the psyche of the artist. By looking beyond the confines of what is depicted at surface level, the window allows the viewer to question the boundaries of reality, and what is truly an imitation or a loaded illusion.

Michael Wolf Artwork | Dramatic muted large-format architectural photographs of Hong Kong Chicago and Paris, portraits from the Tokyo subway.
Michael Wolf Artwork | Dramatic muted large-format architectural photographs of Hong Kong Chicago and Paris, portraits from the Tokyo subway.
Michael Wolf Artwork | Dramatic muted large-format architectural photographs of Hong Kong Chicago and Paris, portraits from the Tokyo subway.
Michael Wolf artwork | Dramatic muted large-format architectural photographs of Hong Kong Chicago and Paris, portraits from the Tokyo subway.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
Virginia Mak Artwork | Colourful, blurred, soft-focus photographs of figures in nature and interiors.
Virginia Mak Artwork | Colourful, blurred, soft-focus photographs of figures in nature and interiors.
Virginia Mak Artwork | Colourful, blurred, soft-focus photographs of figures in nature and interiors.
George Byrne Artwork | Colourful, bright, geometric architectural photographs of city streets in Miami, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
60 X 48 in. - $7,550.00 CAD
Kathryn Macnaughton Artwork | Colourful graphic abstractions influenced by digital media and graphic design.
36 X 36 in. - $3,700.00 CAD
Water Dancer
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36 X 36 in. - $3,700.00 CAD
Northern Gate
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Anthony Redpath Artwork | Highly detailed, monochromatic composite photographs of coastal and industrial architecture.
34 x 72 in. - $11,100.00 CAD
Written on Yesterday
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Interior View with Mies, Glass House - Available in 3 Sizes
58 X 54 in. - $5,500.00 CAD
Mourning Room
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48 X 48 in. - $4,450.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
40 X 40 in. - $7,300.00 CAD
Saffron Spill
36 X 36 in. - $6,600.00 CAD
Andre Petterson Artwork | Graphic, figurative, landscape, and still life mixed-media artwork composed of painting and photography.
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27 X 39.8 in.
Joseph Plaskett Artwork | Impressionist still life, landscape, and figurative oil paintings, later informed by Modernism, seeing the addition of geometric shapes and abstract elements.
39.75 X 24.25 in. - $19,500.00 CAD
Joseph Plaskett Artwork | Impressionist still life, landscape, and figurative oil paintings, later informed by Modernism, seeing the addition of geometric shapes and abstract elements.
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Chris Shepherd Artwork | Geometric, sometimes monochromatic, close-crop photographs of architecture and urban spaces.
Chris Shepherd Artwork | Geometric, sometimes monochromatic, close-crop photographs of architecture and urban spaces.
28.5 X 19.5 in. - $11,400.00 CAD
Joseph Plaskett Artwork | Impressionist still life, landscape, and figurative oil paintings, later informed by Modernism, seeing the addition of geometric shapes and abstract elements.

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