Pictures at an Exhibition 

I recently concluded a three-week solo exhibition at Propeller Centre for Visual Arts in Toronto.  The exhibition went from April 6 to April 24, 2016.  A big thank you to everyone who came to see the show. Here are images from the exhibition. I will post pictures from specific paintings on this blog (on the “Oil Paintings” page) and on my Instagram site @jdcoto. Your comments are always welcome. 






Exhibition in Toronto – Beyond Landscape

Sundown

Sundown, Oil painting on canvas, 24″ x 36″ (60 cm x 91 cm)

I am please to announce that I will have an exhibition of my recent paintings at Propeller Centre for Visual Arts in Toronto, from April 6 to April 24, 2016.

The new paintings, while continuing my exploration of abstraction and representation in landscape, introduce bolder colours, bolder texture, bolder lines than I’ve generally used recently.

The gallery is of course open to all.  I will generally be at the gallery on Sundays.  If you plan to visit, send me a note or a text and I’ll try to come by to say hello.

Here are the details:

 Propeller Centre for Visual Arts

30 Abell Street, Toronto, ON

416-504-7142

www.proplellerctr.com

Gallery Hours

Wednesday to Saturday – 12:00 to 18:00

Sunday – 12:00 to 17:00

Opening

Thursday, April 7, 2016  – 18:30 to 21:30

Artist Talk / In Conversation

Sunday, April 10, 2016 – 15:00 to 16:00

Contact me

 by email at jdcoto950@gmail.com

or

 text me at 416-706-2072

Painting the Night

Black and white.  The colours of the night.  Artists have long portrayed the night in music, in poetry, in film, in painting.  The night hides mysteries that cannot be fully told, that cannot be fully understood.  I’ve had a special relationship with my paintings where colour creates the illusion of black and grey and white.  This new work, Black and White No. 20 removes all colour, becomes more opaque, impenetrable.  Like the night.  Like a cold night.

Black and White No 20

Black and White No. 20.  Oil painting on canvas.  36″ x 30″ (91 cm x 76 cm).  Original painting by Jacques Descoteaux