Framed: Cat’s Eye Diptych (2 canvases each 20 x 24 inches)

John Hall,
West Kelowna, BC

Dimension

20" x 48"

Médium

acrylic on canvas

“Cat’s Eye/Cat’s Eye Verso” playfully echoes the work of Zeuxis and Parrhasius, believed to be the early Greek originators of the trompe l’oeil tradition. “Cat’s Eye/Cat’s Eye Verso” suggests, with a smile and a wink, that viewers are simultaneously seeing the front and back of a painting of 21st century glass marbles, a 15th century pre-Columbian vessel and a weathered 17th century Dutch frame. The diptych references the conventions of 20th century photorealism and northern European still life painting, as well as the rich and ongoing tradition of trompe l’oeil painting.

Framed: Cat’s Eye Diptych (2 canvases each 20 x 24 inches)

John Hall,
West Kelowna, BC

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

John Hall
West Kelowna, BC

John Hall did his training in art at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, and the Instituto Allende, Mexico in the 1960s. Since completing his studies in 1966, he has lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta; Delaware, Ohio; New York, New York; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and, most recently, West Kelowna, British Columbia. Hall has held teaching positions in art at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Alberta College of Art and Design, and the University of Calgary, where in 1998 he retired from a full professorship in painting and drawing and is now a University of Calgary professor emeritus. He now lives and works in West Kelowna, British Columbia. He is represented in many Canadian art museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Gallery, and the Nova Scotia Art Gallery. John Hall was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975.