February 16 - March 30, 2013
Galerie Trois Points is thrilled to present a new solo exhibition of young Toronto-based artist Scott Everingham from February 23rd to March 30th. Until Dust features the artist’s most recent production, including some of the largest paintings he has ever completed.
These new works provide us with what could feel as moments suspended in time, where life and its bi-products are created with paint, rather than with reality that is familiar. Everingham’s work objectifies living matter through gestural compositions that are at once architectural and organic. Highly textured and coloured backgrounds become the scene of stories that are more suggested than they are deliberately narrated. The delicate ambiguity of the pieces allows for a subjective interpretation, and for an audience to be a participant in the artist’s direct, and often impulsive, production.
Elusive at first glance, these new paintings are apprehended through the construction of an architecturally altered world, as if painting is the only language that exists. Like the movement of the sea, Everingham suggests that the environments ebb and flow, construct and deconstruct, and exist as inanimate objects that are only real to the limits of intangibility.
Scott Everingham holds a MFA from University of Waterloo – where he is currently teaching – and a BFA from NSCAD University. He was a finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition for two consecutive years (2009-2010), and is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. His work has been shown widely in Canada, United-States, England, Denmark and The Netherlands. The artist would like to thank the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto for their support.