Vancouver street scenes in new showcase

On the Edge of the Sand They Danced By the Light of the Moon, 2013, David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie WIlson.

On the Edge of the Sand They Danced By the Light of the Moon, 2013, David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie WIlson.

When it comes to capturing Vancouver on canvas, David Wilson has few competitors.

The local painter’s vibrant street scenes give us a vibrant, young metropolis with dark corners and lushly coloured spaces.

This month, Wilson unveils his latest series of paintings, Construct/Deconstruct, at the Winsor Gallery.

In what may be the artist’s most challenging work to date, Wilson experiments with colour and base materials. Like most of his paintings from the past decade, the focus is still on urban landscapes. But in the new series, Wilson brings the creative process to the fore as he transposes the same image on different materials and in earth tones, sepias and metallic colours. For instance, a car on a rainy street is explored in cadmium red in one piece and on corrugated board in metallic hues in another.

Postcards Study in Cadmium Red, 2013 by David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie Wilson.

Postcards Study in Cadmium Red, 2013 by David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie Wilson.

David Wilson’s new paintings will be on display at the Winsor Gallery from Nov. 30 –  Jan. 11, 2014.

A selection of images from David Wilson’s upcoming exhibit can be viewed at davidwilson.ca.  

Construct/Deconstruct: New Works by David Wilson
Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 30 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Artist in attendance.
Exhibition dates: Nov. 30 – Jan. 11, 2014
Venue: Winsor Gallery, 258 E. 1st Avenue, Vancouver

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