Christo Kasabov is an American-Bulgarian artist who currently lives and works in Toronto. Kasabov's work is a reflection of his artistic and philosophical pursuits that embody his views of the world. He is an abstract figurative expressionist intensely grounded in exploring relationships between the conscious and unconscious and one's inner versus external 'realities'. His ideas integrate the heritage of ancient civilizations, and more specifically, draw from reliefs, signs, symbols, engravings in earth, stone objects and walls. Through oil and acrylic, collages from wood, metal pieces and household objects, Kasabov enriches his abstract compositions until he's achieved a philosophical reincarnation, like a trip beyond the horizon. He strives toward an exceptional feeling of the material and non material across time and space. Onto acrylic layers, he engraves various signs and symbols, numbers and words, often implementing fragments of structure, the skeleton of a fish, a pyramid, a cross, a circle, an oval. It appears as primal language, a rationality that rises from disorder.
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Claire Wilks, WHAT THE HAND SEES
SEPT 27 - NOV 7, 2018
WHAT THE HAND SEES
Join us for an exciting retrospective exhibition of drawings, monoprints and sculptures by the late Claire Wilks (1933-2017) presented by guest curator *Christian Bernard Singer. The exhibition was accompanied by a book launch of What the Hand Sees, edited by Barry Callaghan and published by Exile Editions. Copies are available in the gallery along with the exhibition catalogue.
Following the opening, there was a special feature interview with award winning novelist Anne Michaels on Sunday Sept. 30, at 2pm.
For an overview of the gallery's collection of Claire's art please see our Gallery Artists Page
Link to her biography and website: Claire Wilks: The Artist's Life
*Christian Bernard Singer is an independent curator and artist, the former Curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo) and Senior Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound.