Evanescent | Michael J. B. Black

August 28 – September 15, 2019

/ˌevəˈnes(ə)nt/   adjective  literary  adjective: evanescent 

The word evanescent refers to that which may soon pass from sight, fade from memory or disappear from existence.  In this sense, the use of architectonic fragments of abstracted imagery may be read as metaphors for current relationships to evanescent cultural moments and histories.  The collective process of sorting through what is becoming lost, what remains and where we may find direction for a positive future is an underlying challenge.  I have tried to use the power of abstraction to facilitate individual interpretation and meaning.  M.B.

Michael J.B. Black graduated from the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU)  in 1984, and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto. Michael has shown his work in Toronto, Hamilton, Charlottetown, Creemore, Thornhill and Peterborough. His work is held in several private and public collections. Michael lives with his wife in Durham Region. He is a Member of Propeller Art Gallery and represented by Canvas Gallery and Arta Gallery, in Toronto. www.michaeljbblack.com

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