DEREK LIDDINGTON

Osiris’ arm reaching for the sun. 2015, Plant, canvas, graphite powder


I have been working with the hope of bridging the making of objects with that of performing them; connecting, more concretely, abstraction with narrative in my work. More specifically, the approach to these pieces looked to connect the methods and materials of making with that of a performed act – a conversation, an observational drawing session with a model; or narrative gesture – a set still-life, a plants growth. I see the result as a distillation of observation and conversation, the fruit depicted in a still life as subject to rotting, the model shifting in the surface of the canvas as a form of performance, an act captured on the material surfaces.

I would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council as well as the Toronto Arts Council.

Represented by: Daniel Faria Gallery