The exhibition features new works by two Vancouver-based artists who employ photographs as canvases on which new images are built. Moppett utilizes an array of computer-generated drawing tools to elaborate and adulterate existing photographs, while Pinheiro physically paints on small photographs, then scans and enlarges the subsequent images to larger size. Both artists’ techniques arise out of histories of collage and montage. However, their photographs hover at an uneasy interstice between matrix and image, and at a point where form and content are peculiarly fluid. While the results may be called paintings or photographs, they are both and not.
Damian Moppett is a Vancouver-based artist. He has exhibited internationally with recent solo shows at Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver in 2010; the Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, 2007; and the Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, 2007. His work will be the subject of an upcoming solo exhibition at the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver. Moppett graduated with an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1995. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.
Andrea Pinheiro is an artist and curator. She works in print, mixed media, and installation. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally, most recently with Or Gallery in Berlin. She began her studies at White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario, received her MFA from the University of Alberta, and has completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. For the past three years she has worked as the Program Manager for Malaspina Printmakers and will begin a position this summer as Assistant Professor at Algoma University, Ontario.
This exhibition is curated by Reid Shier and organized by Presentation House Gallery.
Presentation House Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Michael O’Brian Family Foundation for its generous support of Satellite Gallery.