British artist Hurvin Anderson’s solo comprehensive exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario delivers an informed view of his painting, photography, and sculptural work. You should really try to go see this.
Anderson shows us an intermittent look into the cultural landscapes of his personal experience through antonymic forms and colour that feel both rigid and fluid at once. Born in Birmingham, England to Jamaican parents and having completed a residency in Trinidad, Anderson provides animated abstracted moments from these familiarities that allow for an immersive but disjointed experience.
The disjointedness feels essential to this show; it gives the visitor the pieces but doesn’t quite put them together for you.
And to be straightforward about it: the colours are fun and vibrant, the scenes are lush, and it feels like the perfect show to visit to get the summer started.
Anderson’s exhibition will run until August 21, 2016.