Alex Cameron | David’s Bonfire
February 3-17, 2018
340 Dundas St West, Toronto
Opening Reception: Saturday February 3, 2:00 – 4:00pm
In the latest series of paintings by Alex Cameron, the artist turns his gaze skyward. Celestial objects—super moons, constellations, and comets—blend with terrestrial phenomena like fire embers, snow, and cloud formations to create energetic landscapes in a style unique to Cameron and his over 40 year long career. David’s Bonfire refers warmly to an evening at the Rideau Lakes, when the artist spent time with long time friend and fellow painter David Bolduc on holiday with their families. The occasion–fondly remembered–included lively painting sessions, and what Cameron refers to as a “kitchen show:” watercolours adorned the cottage walls, and were later exchanged between artists, and taken home to be cherished for years. Memory, then, becomes for Cameron a proverbial bridge, connecting and uniting land, sky, and stars.
Alex Cameron is a celebrated Canadian painter, whose explorative relationship with colour and texture has defined his work for over 40 years. His paintings have been collected extensively in Canada and abroad. Notable collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Bank of Canada, and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Art Collection.
Immersed in the arts from a young age, Cameron was introduced to New York City’s Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1960s, and witnessed concurrent and equally powerful experiments in abstraction back home in Toronto, where he worked as a studio assistant for the late Jack Bush in the mid-1970s. Alex Cameron’s paintings have been collected extensively in Canada and abroad. Notable collections include the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Bank of Canada, and The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Art Collection.
Alex Cameron, David’s Bonfire, 60×45 in., ACQUIRE
Alex Cameron, Goshawk, 50×40 in., ACQUIRE
Alex Cameron, Eagle, 60×60 in., ACQUIRE
Alex Cameron, Orion, 60×60 in., ACQUIRE
Alex Cameron, Supermoon, Hale Bopp & Stars, 60×60 in., ACQUIRE