Giving Context takes the paintings out of the studio and into unusual circumstances. The contrast of these large works against land- and cityscapes shows the scale and physical properties of the paintings, but also helps reveal something about my process and personality- the less tangible things that go into creating a painting.
Giving Context is a collaboration with photographer Finn O’Hara. And we all learned one thing during the photoshoot: a painting is a painting until you are standing in Lake Ontario, and then it becomes a sail…’ Steve Driscoll
A selection of the paintings and photographs in this show were exhibited at The McMichael Art Collection exhibition ‘Steve Driscoll + Finn O’Hara: Size Matters’
which ran March 11 – August 20, 2017.