Gethsemane

Gethsemane

60"x48", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD

Nature by Car 3

Nature by Car 3

36"x24", acrylic and oil on panel, 2018. SOLD

On That Day

On That Day

60"x48", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD

MattWood-077

MattWood-077

Golgotha

Golgotha

48"x60", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

60"x48", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD

Conclave Cave

Conclave Cave

26"x21, acrylic and oil marker on canvas over plywood, 2017.

Steeple Harbour

Steeple Harbour

60"x48", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD

Roiling Storm

Roiling Storm

Oil on panel, 60x48, SOLD

Breath on the mountain

Breath on the mountain

Acrylic and oil on canvas on board, SOLD

The Tumbling Mirth

The Tumbling Mirth

48"x32", oil on panel, 2018.

Golda

Golda

24"x24", acrylic on panel, 2018. SOLD

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

24"x24", acrylic on panel, 2017. SOLD

Sub-Basements of the Eastern Suburbs

Sub-Basements of the Eastern Suburbs

30"x36", acrylic and oil on canvas. 2018

Vermillion Reasons

Vermillion Reasons

24"x24", acrylic on panel, 2017. SOLD

Fast Times

Fast Times

24"x24", acrylic on panel, 2018.

Stubborn Optimism

Stubborn Optimism

24"x24", acrylic on panel, 2018. SOLD

The Neighbourhood #3

The Neighbourhood #3

36"x24", acrylic on panel, 2018. SOLD

Butterfly Atlas

Butterfly Atlas

24"x36", acrylic on panel, 2018. SOLD

Hanami Blossom Drop

Hanami Blossom Drop

24"x36", acrylic on panel, 2018.

Athabasca Brush Fire

Athabasca Brush Fire

36"x30", acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017. SOLD

Pangean Drift

Pangean Drift

48"x30", acrylic on panel, 2017. SOLD

Total Shift Show

At first the Shift in the Shift Show was just a chance to get a joke in.

Then it was about materials: I’ve recently moved from working almost exclusively on plywood to mixing in some pieces on canvas.  It has been an adventure transitioning to the bounce and life that canvas has, and it has brought me back to working more with brushes; they just get along so well.

It wasn’t long, however, before it began to be about so much more – all the other shifts in the work and the world.  The shift to the optimism of spring after a hard winter grind.  The shift between depth and surface.  The shift between intention and intuition.  The shift from the private act of painting to public act of exhibition.  The shift between this physical world, and the spiritual one right behind it.

I am excited about the way that a two-dimensional pursuit like painting can accommodate, illustrate and illuminate all of these shifts. Nothing is still.  Everything shifts.

Gerrard Art Space, April 2018

(416) 624-1104

1475 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 2A1

©2020 by Matt Wood