David Sorensen: Eighty

David Sorensen’s paintings could be described as abstract landscape; but that is not Sorensen’s preferred language. As he said in the last interview before his death, his search was for a creative space that would “give voice to…the inner reality” (David Sorensen reviewed by Mary Ann Colihan, August 19,2010). Sorensen’s search was also to find transparency in the layers of oil on canvas. The skin of the paintings depicts strata of colour arranged in a chromatic structure, while the material itself is also thickly stratified. Beyond this, there is pure beauty. David Sorensen’s use of colour, texture, light, and gesture make for the sublime. In celebration of David Sorensen’s 80th birthday and to recognize his prolific career, Studio 21 has selected a group of paintings, with the assistance of Bella Sorensen in Montreal. Online exhibition: http://studio21.ca/exhibitions/eighty/

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