Urban Mirage

Special exhibition and sale of early works by Winnipeg artist Peter McConville

Outskirts

Outskirts

, 2002
36 x 36 in

$6,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Skyline

Skyline

, 2004
30 x 40 in

$6,300.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Lovers

Lovers

, 2004
36 x 48 in

Sold


Peter McConville
Blue Prairie

Blue Prairie

, 2003
36 x 36 in

$6,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville

Like Roy Lichtenstein, who introduced the ink-saving ‘Ben-day’ dots of comic books into his art, McConville adopted the language of commercial printing processes in his paintings. His characteristic use of fields of saturated and flat colour was informed by his early professional experience in textile design.

In his Mirage and Between Lands series, McConville inventively combined the dialects of printers, photocopiers, and computer screens with the visceral matter of paint– seemingly before the ubiquity of Photoshop. McConville often yoked photography and location sketches to create his glittering imagery. His interest in depicting the flora, fauna and figures of the Canadian landscape was informed by his experience of immigrating from Ireland. Transplanted, McConville integrated his observations through abstraction and pictorial assembly. Compositions like Skyline (2004) or Lovers (2004) demonstrate his imaginative layering of urban elements with figurative silhouettes. These shifting yet concentrated shapes seem to anticipate the multi-screen activity of today’s computers or smartphones. They echo the amalgam of his Irish-Canadian identity.

Between Lands

Between Lands

, 2004
30 x 40 in

Sold


Peter McConville
Profile

Profile

, 2003
36 x 30 in

$5,700.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Private Property

Private Property

, 2002
36 x 36 in

$6,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Flight

Flight

, 2004
24 x 30 in

$4,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Dusk

Dusk

, 2002
36 x 24 in

$5,100.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Untitled

Untitled

, 2001
36 x 36 in

$6,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Taggers

Taggers

, 2002
36 x 36 in

$6,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Untitled

Untitled


58 x 36 in

$9,800.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Untitled

Untitled

, 2003
46 x 60 in

$12,200.00 including frame


Peter McConville
Untitled

Untitled

, 2002
36 x 60 in

$9,900.00 including frame


Peter McConville

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