Brad Woodfin

OPEN SEASONS

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 — Sat, 12 Oct 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 19, 5 - 7 p.m.

Afternoon Reception with artist in attendance Saturday, September 21, 1 - 4 p.m.  In conjunction with Calgary ArtWalk

The CKG is showcasing this fascinating play of light, dark and form with Brad Woodfin's new work which dramatically captures the intensity of the chiaroscuro technique.

Maritime-born and Montreal-based artist Brad Woodfin is formally trained in printmaking and painting at Evergreen State College, WA. Included in Woodfin’s sources of creative inspiration are walks at dawn, listening to music to burn of any anxiousness before beginning to paint, and an iconic scene from the 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ. Woodfin attributes the impact of the dramatically lit Lion emerging from the darkness in this film as revolutionizing the use of light and shadow in his creative practice.  

Perhaps best know locally in Calgary for the larger then life porcine (i.e. the big pig) painting in the top seating area at WURST Restaurant and Beer Hall in Mission, Montreal-based painter Brad Woodfin captures the essential spirit in exquisitely executed forms of fauna. Utilizing the structure and technique of 17th century Northern European still life painting (but with a far less serious tone), Woodfin’s animals emerge from darkness and into life/light and exude a small dollop of the artist’s characteristic anthropomorphism in his subjects.

                              “My work is about the lightness and darkness of life and a devotion to animal kind”  - Brad Woodfin 

 

To preview images and/or for pricing please contact Christine - 403-262-1880 or ck@christineklassengallery.com
 

 

Installation Photos

 
                  
 
 
 

Opening Night

                

Featuring artwork by Brad Woodfin

Full_phase_30_x24_oil_on_canvas_2012
Prairie_dog_16x20_oil_on_panel_2012
Magpie_18x14_oil_on_panel_2013
Lunacy_12inx12in_oil_on_canvas_2013
Winter_12inx12in_oil_on_canvas_2013
Alms_12inx12in_oil_on_panel_2013