ALEX BIERK

MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY

AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 17, 6-8PM

 On Bethune St., 2017, gouache on paper, 9.5 x 10.25 in (approx.) $1100 CAD/ $900 USD

On Bethune St., 2017, gouache on paper, 9.5 x 10.25 in (approx.) $1100 CAD/ $900 USD

"Summertime skin, sun-faded colours, new life, trees pruned around power lines, freshly painted road lines, messages in graffiti, guard rails, construction, cigarettes, pills, factory windows, wildflowers, dusk, road signs, reflections, night, the moon, streetlights, people on porches, pink clouds, windows open, cut grass, skateboarders, kids, fast cars, burnt rubber tracks, back roads, young love, initials carved in wood, your tattoos, small town, rock and roll, relapse, overgrowth, death, shadows, beautiful light, summer air, fireworks, the water. 

When I'm driving through the city I notice how the colours have aged - faded greens, faded blacks that look green, inky blues, indigo skies, brick walls, steel, concrete, rust. My windshield gives everything a different hue, and the changes in the landscape make me feel changed.  Looking out can mean looking back. Something happens to the watercolour, too, as it’s laid and dries; it starts off black and ends up blue, or purple. It's unknown how it will turn out – sometimes how you've planned, and sometimes differently. I remember summertime and being a kid, and I see it all over again now, living where I grew up, the same scenes. Memory, memory, memory."  – Alex Bierk

 

 

Alex Bierk  (Born 1982, Peterborough, ON. Lives and works in Peterborough, ON, CANADA) has presented his paper works in exhibitions in Copenhagen, Paris and Stockholm. He recently completed a public mural project with the City of Peterborough, Ontario  and has a book was published this spring by Swimmers Group (Toronto, ON). His work is held in the collections of the Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank and the Art Gallery of Peterborough. In 2013, he was a finalist for the Kingston Prize, a national bi-annual portrait competition, and has since been the recipient of grants from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts. Alex has exhibited his paintings in group and solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States and internationally as well as numerous art fairs: UNTITLED (MIAMI), Art Toronto, Papier 14 (Montreal). He lives and works in Peterborough, Ontario.

 

 I want, 2017, ink on paper, 7 5/8 x 10.25 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

I want, 2017, ink on paper, 7 5/8 x 10.25 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

 Memory, Memory, Memory, 2017, ink, gouache and pencil on paper, 8.25 x 6.5 in. $800 CAD $650 USD

Memory, Memory, Memory, 2017, ink, gouache and pencil on paper, 8.25 x 6.5 in. $800 CAD $650 USD

 Pale Window, 2017, gouache on paper, 10 1/8 x 8 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

Pale Window, 2017, gouache on paper, 10 1/8 x 8 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Green Memory, 2017, watercolour on paper, 8.25 x 10.5 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

Green Memory, 2017, watercolour on paper, 8.25 x 10.5 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

 Screen Door, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 x 7 in. $900 CAD $750 USD  SOLD

Screen Door, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 x 7 in. $900 CAD $750 USD SOLD

 Rust window, 2017, gouache on paper, 10.25 x 7 1/8 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

Rust window, 2017, gouache on paper, 10.25 x 7 1/8 in. $1000 CAD $800 USD

 Green Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 10.25 x 9 in. $1300 CAD $1100 USD

Green Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 10.25 x 9 in. $1300 CAD $1100 USD

 Fireworks on Little Lake, 2017, gouache on paper, 12.25 x 9 in. $1200 CAD $1000 USD

Fireworks on Little Lake, 2017, gouache on paper, 12.25 x 9 in. $1200 CAD $1000 USD

 Ferris Wheel, 2017, india ink on paper, 11.25 x 8 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

Ferris Wheel, 2017, india ink on paper, 11.25 x 8 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

 GE at dusk, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10.25 in.  SOLD

GE at dusk, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10.25 in. SOLD

 Maroon Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 12 ¾ x 9.5 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

Maroon Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 12 ¾ x 9.5 in. $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Lily Lake Road, 2017, gouache on paper, 11 x 14 5/8 in. $1400 CAD $1200 USD

Lily Lake Road, 2017, gouache on paper, 11 x 14 5/8 in. $1400 CAD $1200 USD

 Study for Amanda in a black dress, 2014, gouache on paper, 10.25 x 7 ¾ in.  SOLD

Study for Amanda in a black dress, 2014, gouache on paper, 10.25 x 7 ¾ in. SOLD

  Kids (Laundromat), 2017 ,ink on paper, 7-5/8th x 10 ¼ inches, ink on paper $1100 CAD $900 USD   

 Kids (Laundromat), 2017 ,ink on paper, 7-5/8th x 10 ¼ inches, ink on paper $1100 CAD $900 USD

 

 Pappas, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10 ¼ inches  SOLD

Pappas, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10 ¼ inches SOLD

 Water tower, 2017, gouache on paper, 8-5/8th x 11 inches  SOLD

Water tower, 2017, gouache on paper, 8-5/8th x 11 inches SOLD

 Highway, (leaving), 2017, ink on paper, 7 x 10 ¼ inches  SOLD

Highway, (leaving), 2017, ink on paper, 7 x 10 ¼ inches SOLD

 Bridge Scene, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10 1/8 inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

Bridge Scene, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 10 1/8 inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

 I miss you, 2017, watercolour on paper, 7 1/8 x 11 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

I miss you, 2017, watercolour on paper, 7 1/8 x 11 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 May Moon, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 x 12 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

May Moon, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 x 12 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Fireworks on Little Lake #2, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD  SOLD

Fireworks on Little Lake #2, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD SOLD

 Candle, 2017, gouache on paper, 10 7/8th x 8 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

Candle, 2017, gouache on paper, 10 7/8th x 8 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Factory windows, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

Factory windows, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

 May Fireworks, 2017, ink on paper, 9 x 12 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

May Fireworks, 2017, ink on paper, 9 x 12 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

 Stewart St. (Shadow), 2017, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

Stewart St. (Shadow), 2017, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Driving on the 115, 2017, india ink on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

Driving on the 115, 2017, india ink on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Full moon, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 1/8th x 12 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

Full moon, 2017, gouache on paper, 9 1/8th x 12 1/8th inches $1100 CAD $900 USD

 Sepia sign, 2017, watercolour on paper, 10-1/8th x 7-7/8th inches $1000 CAD $800 USD   

Sepia sign, 2017, watercolour on paper, 10-1/8th x 7-7/8th inches $1000 CAD $800 USD

 

 Headlights, 2017, gouache on paper,10 ¼ x 8 inches  SOLD

Headlights, 2017, gouache on paper,10 ¼ x 8 inches SOLD

 Tracks, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 8 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

Tracks, 2017, india ink on paper, 8 x 8 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

 Rusty cloud, 2017, gouache on paper, 7-1/8th x 10-¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

Rusty cloud, 2017, gouache on paper, 7-1/8th x 10-¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

 Rusty Cloud 2, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

Rusty Cloud 2, 2017, gouache on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $900 CAD $750 USD

 Sanded Cloud, 2017,sanded watercolour on paper,  8 x 10 inches $800 CAD $650 USD

Sanded Cloud, 2017,sanded watercolour on paper,  8 x 10 inches $800 CAD $650 USD

 Highway, 2017, ink on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 ¼ inches $1000 CAD $800 USD

Highway, 2017, ink on paper, 7 ¾ x 10 ¼ inches $1000 CAD $800 USD

 Faded Green Window, 2017, gouache on paper, 11 3/8th x 9 ½ inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

Faded Green Window, 2017, gouache on paper, 11 3/8th x 9 ½ inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

 Indigo Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 12 ¼ x 9 inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

Indigo Window, 2017, watercolour on paper, 12 ¼ x 9 inches $1200 CAD $1000 USD

 Highway Sky, 2017, ink on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $1000 CAD $800 USD

Highway Sky, 2017, ink on paper, 7 1/8th x 10 ¼ inches $1000 CAD $800 USD

 Memory painting, 2017, watercolour on paper, 8 ½ x 9 ¼ inches $800 CAD $650 USD

Memory painting, 2017, watercolour on paper, 8 ½ x 9 ¼ inches $800 CAD $650 USD