Patrick Treacy, October 19-November 7, 2023
Gallery regular hours:
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Extended Hours: Friday, October 20, 11-8pm.
First Friday, November 3, 11am to 9pm.
Meet the Artist Times: Friday, October 20, 5-8pm, First Friday, November 3, 5-9pm, Saturdays: October 21, 28 and Nov 4: 12-3.
“I incline to the view that reality is, figuratively speaking, a theater, arbitrarily circumscribed so that what passes within it can seem or be comprehensible and meaningful”. – Marilynne Robinson In Rehearsals, I use found imagery, to create theatrical narratives. My intent in these paintings is to produce liminal landscapes: places of transition, disruption and possibility that arise out of my combining disparately sourced elements. I am also fascinated with gesture, the way we humans position our arms and limbs and what our resulting gestures can convey. Gesture is primal to human communication, to the stories we tell ourselves and others. The narratives I paint are not specific. There is often no single or clear meaning, no easily determined perspective. I am interested in multiple perspectives, how each being in a painting carries at least one story. And how no one story is primary. I am drawn to the uncanny, the mysterious, the unexpected and to environments that seem marginal, peripheral and that offer the viewer a sense of being betwixt and between, being both awake and dreaming.
Patrick Treacy was born in Hornepayne, Ontario and has lived and worked in Winnipeg for over fifty years. In the 1970’s, he studied art at the University of Manitoba and received a BFA Honours Degree. He is interested in producing work that references history, emphasizes interconnectedness and that expresses the multitudinous nature of being in this world. He lives and works from his home studio in the West End of Winnipeg. He has received grants from The Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council. His work is in numerous private and public collections.