Rebecca Hossack’s gallery located at 262 Mott Street has contributed greatly to transforming our neighborhood into a modern art lovers place of belonging. Her range and selection of artists and mediums is vast, playful and often mocks how serious big city life can be.
Her current exhibition celebrating the work of Andy Dixon running from Sept 17 – Oct 12, a popular Canadian artist sets the bar for exactly the kind of art that is representative of Nolitan culture. Colorful, counter-culture, mocking classical stereotypes, bursting with commentary, full of attitude and a good dose of satire.
Andy Dixon’s work is reflective. It’s contemplative and holds me to look at his work for longer then I almost want to. His work feels like it transcends and acknowledges quite a few different painting eras, cultures (tribal, postcolonial, revolutionist, impressionist, post modernist) centuries to mix you up, in a good way, shaking up my perceptions of society, snobbery and stuffiness and long held stereotypes.
On the one hand I know I’m being transported back in time, then to present day with Andy’s work, it’s obvious his style remind us of Matisse, his subjects give it away with their renaissance style costumes, but then he shoots the viewer very much into 2014 with his palette, patterns and textures, so cool, hip and trippy but not in a cliched kinda way. Love it!