JEFF SYLVESTER: SIGNALS

OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 11, 2017 7pm-9pm

JEFF SYLVESTER: SIGNALS
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 11TH 7pm-9pm

Through an intricate process of layering thick coats of resin between paint, wood panel, and frisket, Jeff Sylvester is able to create dynamic compositions that move and shift with the changing light throughout the day. “The paint plays a crucial role in that it is the colour and texture to the image, but it’s the resin that brings it to life”. 

In his latest body of work entitled Signals, Jeff Sylvester focuses on the integration of technology in natural landscape. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to gaze upon an open field without coming upon a communication tower or building with its aircraft warning lights looming in the background.” Sylvester uses these structures and lights as a motif that speaks to the desensitization of technology in nature: “These red eyed sentinels seemingly keep watch over the land with passive indifference. As time moves forward, they increasingly become just another element of our environment that we notice less of everyday.”

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Jeff Sylvester first began his art career twenty years ago after graduating with graphic design from Grant MacEwan University. Sylvester’s work can be seen in private and corporate collections all across Canada.

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Jeff Sylvester: Embankment, Mixed Media on Board, 48"x48"
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MUSICAL GUEST: MALLORY CHIPMAN
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7pm-9pm

Jazz sensation Mallory Chipman will be preforming live with her band during the opening reception for Jeff Sylvester: Signals.
Revered for her "rich, expressive voice" and hailed as "an old school jazz chanteuse with new school attitude" (GigCity.ca), Mallory Chipman is taking the jazz scene by storm with her thoughtful compositions, fearless improvisation, and unforgettable performances.

ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
NATIONAL GALLERY HOP: MAY 13 3:00PM

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Art Dealers Association of Canada is planning a nation-wide Gallery Hop on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Join The Front Gallery's Owner and Director Rachel Bouchard for an engaging talk discussing the art of curating and the complexities of evoking discussion within the viewer.