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Atmospheric Resonance

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Solar Effects, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 46 X 42 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Atmospheric Resonance

980 Queen St West
M6J 1H1 Toronto
Ontario
CA
September 9th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016
Opening: September 9th, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://paulpetro.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Queen West
EMAIL:  
info@paulpetro.com
PHONE:  
416-979-7874
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sat 11-5
TAGS:  
painting, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

“Atmospheric Resonance”, in addition to referring to the optical experience of luminous colour, is a natural terrestrial electromagnetic phenomenon driven by fluctuations in global lightning storm activity. Also called “Schumann Waves”, this vibration is believed by some to have an effect on human circadian rhythm, binding the earth’s cycles with those of the body.

Following from past work inspired by notions of the sublime–and considerations of the nature/culture dialectic associated with that term–this new body of work explores the intersection of modernist form, landscape, and backyard do-it-yourself technology. In a series of pared down paintings depicting provisional architecture and geometric form, imperfect yet functioning structures connote a practical, intimate and evolving relationship between user and environment. Complementing the paintings are sculptural forms based on a functioning flat packed and folded cook stove design utilizing radiant colour and tone to generate "heat", instead of the prescribed reflective foil. Inspired by systems that harness sun, wind and water, the poetic potential to represent connection with natural cycles in our everyday life is investigated.