Canfor Gallery – January 18th to April 1st, 2018
Rainbows, unicorns and other figures populate Halifax artist Mitchell Wiebe’s paintings. As wry embodiments of humour and kitsch, they declare the artist’s deep commitment to the imagination. While he draws from art movements that include symbolism and surrealism, Wiebe ultimate aims to lose himself to a deeply intuitive approach to painting. The world that emerges through these large paintings offer an irreverent, revelrous and sometimes raucous spectacle, in which the viewer might lose themselves in turn.
Featured artwork: Mitchell Wiebe. What’re Friends For Part IV, 2004. Oil on canvas.