Bugera Matheson presents Les Graff (RCA) “Colour Spelled with a U”
April 28 – May 12
In 2017 Les Graff celebrated his 57th year of studio practice and it brought a change in his work. With more focus on colour, visual texture and media, he is bypassing the idea of a subject altogether. This is his 3rd major exhibit at Bugera Matheson Gallery, and we are very excited to bring you “Colour Spelled with a U”. Our expanded exhibition space affords the opportunity to provide you with a large body of Les Graff’s work, and to focus in depth on the achievements of this artist.
The show will be chronicled in a published catalogue, which will be available at the gallery.
ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE: Saturday, April 28th, noon to 4 pm.
Exhibit presentation & artist talk begins at 1 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
“Colour Spelled with a U“
“In 2016 Graff recognized that the visual and emotional content of his work which he had found early in his career, and the image making vocabulary which he had developed over the years, continued to be locked to the forms which still surfaced from the “well” of landscape, and that these forms limited his work from further innovation. He acknowledged that there were still aspects to his development which were unexplored and that he needed to shift his approach in order to move on to the next level in his work. – Graff then began to eliminate from his work illusions of forms and the reference of his subjects to any larger representational view. He described this work as looking for “all-overness” .
– catalogue excerpt written by Margaret Witschl
The works will be on the website by April 20th