PETE SMITH

SOUTHERN PASTORAL

JULY 6 - 23, 2017

Reception: Thursday July 6th, 6-8PM

Pete Smith, Southern Pastoral, oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 2016.

Pete Smith, Southern Pastoral, oil on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, 2016.

NO FOUNDATION is pleased to present Southern Pastoral, a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Pete Smith. 

 

"The word “concern” has two distinct uses. Artists tend to use both with relative frequency. Your work “concerns” such and such is another way of saying your work focuses on a certain range of interests. (The most famous artist example is probably Kandinsky’s “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.) The second use is another way of expressing worry, as various things can be “cause for concern”. The transition that has occurred in my recent painting is well expressed by this duality. I think my work of the last twenty years was about my interests; and my work of the last year is about my concerns."

- Pete Smith

 

Pete Smith is an artist and writer who lives in Bowmanville, Ontario. His work explores interstitial passages between social and personal, digital and analogue, graphic and painterly. He has exhibited his work extensively since completing his BFA from York University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: Postscript at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (2015), New Frontier at Kelowna Art Gallery (2015), Third Quarter Summary at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay (2014), Generation Four at p|m Gallery, Toronto (2014), Initial Public Offering at Station Gallery in Whitby (2013), New Drawings at Colorida Exposicoes in Lisbon, Portugal (2012) and Proverbs for Paranoids at Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver (2010). His work is included in numerous private and public collections in Canada and abroad including TD Bank, The Colart Collection and The Art Gallery or Guelph. His writings on art have frequently appeared in Canadian Art and Border Crossings magazines. Smith is a lecturer in the Department of Drawing and Painting at OCAD University.

 

Reception: Thursday July 6th, 6-8PM

Gallery hours: 

Thursday - Saturday, 12-6pm

Sunday, 1-5pm

Deer Park, 2017, oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 in.  

Deer Park, 2017, oil on Canvas, 24 x 18 in.
 

Natural History, 2017 oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

Natural History, 2017 oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

Darlington, 2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Darlington, 2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Soper Creek, 2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Soper Creek, 2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Oxford Learning, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in. 

Oxford Learning, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in. 

Stacey's Garden, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.  

Stacey's Garden, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.
 

Available, 2017 oil on canvas. 36 x 48 in.

Available, 2017 oil on canvas. 36 x 48 in.

Untitled (explosion), 2017, 40 x 30 in.

Untitled (explosion), 2017, 40 x 30 in.

@jwyman123's January Garden, 2017, oil on canvas. 12 x 12 in.

@jwyman123's January Garden, 2017, oil on canvas. 12 x 12 in.

Baseline, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. 

Baseline, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. 

Oxford Learning No. 2, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.  

Oxford Learning No. 2, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in.
 

Ritson Tracks, 2017 oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Ritson Tracks, 2017 oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Untitled (bike), oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

Untitled (bike), oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.

Shout, 2017, oil on linen, 24 x 18 in.

Shout, 2017, oil on linen, 24 x 18 in.

 Fortune Teller, edition of 100 numbered and signed prints.

 Fortune Teller, edition of 100 numbered and signed prints.

Fortune Teller (detail)

Fortune Teller (detail)

Wilted Petals, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.

Wilted Petals, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.

Summer Bloom, 2017, oil on canvas. 30 x 24 in.

Summer Bloom, 2017, oil on canvas. 30 x 24 in.