The Teasers and the Tormentors
Presented by Ed Video at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art / 31 Quebec Street, Guelph
December 30, 2015 - January 24, 2016 viewable 24 hours a day from the sidewalk
Ed Video and Renann Isaacs are proud to present the latest 3D animation by Luke Painter, The Teasers and the Tormentors. Presented in the window on 20 Christie Digital MicroTiles with the gallery illuminated with colourful, moving lights, the exhibition references 20th Century theatrical stage design. Mirrors appear to swivel and reveal new forms of modernist, avant-garde sets and props, essentially suggesting that the empty gallery is an ever-changing stage. The Teasers and the Tormentors was created during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts during the summer of 2015.
Luke Painter is an artist and educator living and working in Toronto. He is an assistant professor in Drawing and Painting and the former chair of the Printmaking department at OCAD University. His drawings and animations have been shown and screened recently at LE Gallery, (Toronto, 2012) Drawing Now Contemporary Art Fair (Paris, 2012) and the Museum of the Moving Image (New York, 2013). He has received numerous research and artist grants from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His work has been reviewed by many notable publications including Canadian Art, Border Crossings, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Now magazine, and was included in Carte Blanche Vol 2 – Painting, a national survey of Canadian painters.