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In Bloom or in Doom


Adrian Gor


September 13 – October 19, 2019


A/P Main Gallery

About the exhibition

In Bloom or in Doom reimagines contemporary narratives from major online news sources that overflow our vision with images of consumerism, politics, and war. The exhibition focuses particularly on the human body, shopping carts, and drones, which I consider the most iconic symbols of today’s visual culture. The body is the container of our individual vision of the world, the shopping cart is the container of our desires and needs, and the drone stands for our collective “omnipresent” digital vision.

Digitally reproduced images are constantly changing/moving, defining our living space and catching our eyes with emotion and shock value. However, I feel that due to the current era of image oversaturation, we become more desensitized in reflecting how the symbolic meaning of these images actually affect our view of the world. For this reason, I turn to medieval, “slow-paced” media as egg tempera and relief printing for “really looking” at scenes that define our society and questioning if we are thriving or heading towards an imminent downfall.”

About the artist

Adrian Gor’s work combines writing, egg-tempera painting, relief printing, and hand crafted organic materials. His medieval-inspired multi-processed techniques of line making and gilding drives him to question todays symbols of human desire and containers of truth in our visual culture. Adrian completed his PhD in the Humanities (Interdisciplinary) Program at Concordia University (2015) combining studies in Theology/Philosophy, Art History, and Studio Arts. He also has an MFA in Drawing/Painting from the School of Visual Arts, Univer- sity of Windsor (2010).



September 13, 2019
October 19, 2019
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