Keer Tanchak, "Present (detail)," 2008, oil on aluminum, 47" x 48"
Elissa Cristall Gallery
Painted in oil on aluminum, the detailed, whimsical, slightly menacing work of Keer Tanchak is featured through February at Vancouver’s Elissa Cristall Gallery. Tanchak’s worlds have the immediate veneer of illustrations for children’s stories, but a blurring of themes, time periods, and odd locations give them a deeper, more puzzling side. It’s as if we’re peering into hidden places, seeing tiny, cosmopolitan worlds.