Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
JIM GISLASON   

Rising Sun Blues

February 17 - March 28, 2004


Jim Gislason - Rising Sun Blues
Rising Sun Blues
53 x 72 Inches  
oil on mesh
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The composition of poetry and the making of paintings are separate endeavours, each discipline making its demands. When repsected, the integrity of each affords not only cross-reference, but offers further illumination of the subject by way of form. One could say that their grammars complement one another.

These works are painted in "flag" format and displayed not so much as contemporary artwork, but more as relics (literally "flags"), to represent a given state at a given time. As we move through time, these states necessarily change, and their flags become obsolete, relics.

It may be that this consciousness of moving through time gives rise to a more metaphoric or poetic mode of thought, pushing the images towards their religious tone and content. Ultimately, we draw pictures of ourselves. The only questions are of quill and paper.



Jim Gislason - Icarus
Icarus
53 x 71.5 Inches  
oil on mesh



Jim Gislason - Man with Cane
Man with Cane
44 x 36 Inches  
oil on mesh
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Jim Gislason - Superstition
Superstition
53 x 70.5 Inches  
oil on mesh
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Jim Gislason - Logos Optionnels II (The Tower)
Logos Optionnels II (The Tower)
53 x 71 Inches  
oil on mesh
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Jim Gislason - Hard Beast
Hard Beast
58 x 75 Inches  
oil on mesh

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