Opening Reception: Friday August 28th 2015
Exhibition Dates: Aug 28 – Sept 9, 2015
Lex Buchanan paints scenes of fleeting moments captured in passage. Architectural spaces are presented as nostalgic experiences of the everyday, transformed into visual puzzles that challenge and disorient the viewer. The exhibition “Constructs” is a series of paintings that examine built environments and urban phenomena. Through a pastiche of historical tropes, contemporary culture, architectural forms, painterly gestures, and digital aesthetics Buchanan’s seeks to complicate notions of the contemporary landscape and the urban condition. These canvases challenge viewers in the act of deciphering new scenarios in which physical reality manifests with the ephemera of our own experiences.
Buchanan is an artist, designer, curator and alumnus of the Ontario College of Art and Design where he graduated with honors and received the Bluma Appel award and A.V. Isacc’s scholarship. After a year of post-graduate studies in Florence, Italy Alex obtained an Advanced Certificate of Visual Studies from OCAD. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Toronto where he continues to exhibit, curate and promote other local artists. Buchanan also manages the Project Gallery Studios, and is a founding member and co-director of Project Gallery.