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The Advocates, 2012
Charles Rea
Acrylic on canvas
12 X 16 in. , SOLD

Charles Rea
Parataxis
February 28 - April 7, 2013

PARATAXIS is the title of Charles Rea's exhibition of new paintings, at Winsor Gallery. Rea has been an important player in the Vancouver painting scene for more than twenty years. Introduced in the Vancouver Art Gallery group show The Young Romantics in 1985, Rea’s art practice has since followed many diverse paths, making use of varying, often unconventional materials. On a fundamental level, Rea’s works can be interpreted as explorations of space and structure, each series becoming the physical manifestation of the artists’ meditation on a distinct perspective. By observing how Rea chooses to construct his compositions, his representation of depth and distance, positive and negative space, a feeling of disorientation can be identified. Ultimately, each piece prompts a response from the viewer to maintain equilibrium in what results as a subtly disconcerting visual experience.

Charles Rea attended the Vancouver School of Art in 1979. He has exhibited extensively and is included in many private and corporate collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank.