February 22 – March 5, 2017
Art Lucs was a multidisplinary artist and was a member of Propeller Gallery, until his death in 2018. In addition to exciting work in the field of Generative Art, he was also involved in several large scale public art projects.
“Fifteen years ago I started taking photographs of the pond near our home, while standing in the same place every day — an activity that I have since applied to other locations as well. Along with these day-to-day photos, I began taking rapid sequence photographs as I moved through various. landscapes, such as the route of the Toronto Subway and the GardinerArt Lucs
Expressway in Toronto. I then used each photo collection to create a
composite image made up of individual multi-layered transparencies. The end
result is always a slow surprise, evoking a dreamlike memory and the spirit
of each unique location.
This most recent series has a common theme of Generative Art. This work is
photo-based from hundreds to thousands of photographs taken daily from the
same location or moving through space that are algorithmically processed to
create an average. Like much of my work it deals with objective decision