John Kissick: The Boom Bits covers the years 2009 to 2015 in the abstract painter’s critically acclaimed practice. It includes major works from the well-known Groovefucker series, large canvases from the Dissonant Groove exhibition of 2012, and his most recent excursions into glitter in the series Sugar Won’t Work of 2013 and 2014. The survey of nine paintings (and three prints) traces the artist’s recent development of hybrid pictorial motifs and art historical references through the dual lenses of contemporary pop culture and formal abstraction.
This exhibition is organized by the Thames Art Gallery in partnership with the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Image Credit: John Kissick, The Boom Bit, 2011; oil and acrylic on canvas