Paul Bernhardt, "Apparition," 2015
Paul Bernhardt, "Apparition," 2015, oil on canvas, 56” x 43.5”
Inspired, in part, by churches and cell phone towers in Edmonton, A Question of Faith, Paul Bernhardt’s first solo exhibition in Vancouver, investigates relationships between painting, religion and technology. His paintings combine representation and abstraction to focus on machines, both historic and contemporary. Bernhardt, who was born in Ontario, ponders whether technology has become a religion and the implications of trusting the seemingly autonomous systems that mediate life today.