Paul Wackers: Almost Somewhere

Meander

This weekend is your last chance to catch Paul Wackers’ gem of a show at Narwhal Projects in the Junction. Titled Almost Somewhere, Wackers’ lovingly crafted paintings suffuse the orderly arrangements of still lifes and interiors with the disruptive energies of emergent or external forces and frameworks, transporting the viewer to a place between Wacker’s real and imagined worlds. Richly detailed textures and colours describing beloved collections of rocks, pots, and plants are juxtaposed with boldly graphic lines, planes, patterns, and shapes both hard-edged and fuzzed out, creating a playful and mysterious tension between the everyday and the extraordinary. Go see it if you can; Almost Somewhere is great place to get lost.



install

BrightDay

SomeGoThisWay

EasyDoesIt

WayOfTheWorld

ALongWalk2

Paul Wackers: Almost Somewhere
on view at Narwhal Projects through July 14th


images, from top to bottom:

The Meander, 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 48 x 52 inches
installation view, Narwhal Projects, photo by Shani K Parsons
Bright Day (detail), 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 48 x 40 inches
Some Go This Way (detail), 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 24 x 20 inches
Easy Does It, 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 24 x 24 inches
The Way of the World, 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 20 x 16 inches
A Long Walk Means Making Friends (detail), 2013, acrylic, spray paint on panel, 40 x 36 inches

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