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Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. A creative thinker, deeply engaged with both his local surroundings and the broader world, Colville’s painting developed in dialogue with film and literature, philosophy, law and history.
Through fanciful compositions and bright hues, the artist illustrates the pastoral idylls of the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé on the island of Lesbos as recounted in a semi-erotic second-century Greek tale.
His delicate but intense platinum and photogravure prints represent the conjunction of at least two streams of philosophical inquiry dear to the Victorians: the conundrum of natural laws and their relevance to and manifestation in the physical world and the connections between the various branches of scientific and artistic expression.