‘a window is also a field,’
Opening Reception: Thursday August 1st 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: August 1-25 2019
Location: 1151 Queen St. East
Patel Gallery is pleased to present Tessar Lo's solo exhibition 'a window is also a field,'
'a window is also a field,' is an exhibition of multivalent encounters subject to time and place - the window a flat plane that provides a framed view of a wider outside, simultaneously confined and liberated - when this physical view is combined with visions and memory of secret worlds, an overlap of myriad form, prospect, and possibility appear and disappear - asking us to consider what lies beyond the frame -
Utilizing recurring symbols and imagery Lo creates intimate, yet expansive narratives and spaces that weave in and out of linear timelines. His mixed media paintings converge contemporary, historic, and imaginative cultural and aesthetic influences and emphasize the importance of the authentic processes of discovery, expression, and transformation.
Lo's work has been exhibited internationally in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Tokyo, and in the United States in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Seattle and Philadelphia. He has participated in museum exhibitions and programs at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles as well as the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. He has had prolonged stints focused on his work in Los Angeles and various parts of Asia. He is currently represented by Jaski Art Gallery in Amsterdam and Patel Gallery in Toronto.
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