Reception: Friday October 23rd (7-11pm)
Live Spin Painting: Saturday October 24th (3:30-6pm)
Exhibition: Oct 23-29, 2014
This solo exhibition of paintings by Callen Schaub is both a personal and cosmic exploration of chaos and completion; the paintings on display mark the artist’s discoveries. Callen emphasizes his artistic liberty through focused and timely interventions, using unique instruments and tools that accelerate natural forces to create his paintings. The use of custom-shaped canvases allows for complex compositions that reach out from the work, substantiating them as sculptures. Schaub’s incorporation of curved, circular, and spherical representations in this series brings forth considerations of scale, form, and perfection. Bold directionality and energetic palettes invite us to participate in a dynamic and immersive visual experience. The exhibition intends to impart a sense of wonderment and encourage visitors to explore new perspectives and see differently.
Callen Schaub is a Toronto based abstract painter who graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2013. In early 2013 Callen opened Project Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Toronto’s Leslieville area. Callen also works for the Angell Gallery and Division Gallery in Toronto. He has organized and curated group and solo art exhibits, community and cultural events, and has done several commissioned murals, book and magazine illustrations. In 2011 Callen began doing his spin and pendulum paintings live. Callen has performed at several galleries, art benefits, and other cultural events in Toronto.