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Bill Gates, 1995
Douglas Coupland
Silkscreen on holographic paper
36 X 26 in.

Toronto International Art Fair 2014
October 24 - October 27, 2014

Winsor Gallery will be attending Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair. Please visit us at booth #726. The gallery will be presenting artwork by Angela Grossmann, Vitaly Medvedovsky, David Robinson, Attila Richard Lukacs, Douglas Coupland, and Rodney Graham.

Press Release
Winsor Gallery is pleased to announce the 2014 selection of artists that they will be bringing to Art Toronto. This year the gallery is Vancouver focussed. Winsor plans to exhibit iconic older work from the city’s biggest and brightest, two zeitgeists of the past and present: Rodney Graham and Douglas Coupland. Winsor’s booth, #726, will also display captivating mixed-media works by two of the Young Romantics: Angela Grossmann and Attila Richard Lukacs. David Robinson, yet another established and lauded west coast artist, will add intriguing sculpture to the gallery’s booth.

From Coupland’s Riches Man In America series, the artist’s 1995 print, Bill Gates, pays homage to the pop-art screen prints of Warhol. Yet they are something altogether different as they project this style screen- printing into the pre-internet future of the late 20th Century: the work is printed onto holographic paper, giving it a rainbow shimmer and technophilic glow. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a work from this series. There were only two prints made with the holographic finish. Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland currently has a major retrospective of his work exhibiting at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His show everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything will soon be travelling to Ontario to the Royal Ontario Museum and to MOCCA (February – April 2015).

Photo-conceptualist Rodney Graham has exhibited across the globe: at the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennale in New York, Moca Los Angeles and Whitechapel Gallery in London, are but a few venues accrued on his long and established artist biography. He is known for weaving his practice together with multiple types of media and materials; film, photography, music, performance and painting. Graham has several exhibitions in 2014; at MASS MoCA in the US and at three distinguished Vancouver institutions: the Rennie Collection, The Charles H Scott Gallery and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Winsor Gallery will be exhibiting Ponderosa Pine No. 3, a stunning image from his classic upside-down tree repertoire.

Two of Vancouver’s Young Romantics, Angela Grossmann and Attila Richard Lukacs explore the emotional side of things with their mixed media works. Winsor is pleased to present a large triptych entitled Seoul Korea. Sexually charged, this nearly thirteen foot work features a figure rendered in gold-leaf being silenced a bright orange-red monkey, a mischief of 10 mice in a circle, and a bowing, naked, tattooed man. The work holds an immense level of tension and struggle within its three stretched panels. Angela Grossmann also deals with emotion in her figurative works coming to Art Toronto. Winsor Gallery will exhibit Blonde by Grossmann, a mixed media work on vellum that depicts two young girls on the cusp of womanhood. The Blonde with the red ribbon relentlessly stares the viewer down. The roundness of her cheeks suggests she is young, but the posturing of her body presumes her coming of age is upon her. Grossmann’s collage figures are typically a combination of several bodies and body parts, she excels at creating visionary hybrids of energy and force. Grossmann’s characters can look through the soul of whoever gazes upon them.

Sculptor David Robinson creates figurative work that explores the mental and physical capacity of the human form. Bronze, cement and steel, these are materials that Robinson uses to create strained figures that perpetually struggle against a known physical force, or in some depictions, an unknown but equally challenging mental preoccupation. For Robinson, “It seems to me that my sculptures, before they are anything else, are manifestations of fitful waking dreams; narratives whole and smashed, images, ideas, all distilled through the passage of time and the particular resistance of matter.”