"Shadow Night Shop"
Raymond Thériault, "Shadow Night Shop," 2005, oil on canvas, 28 1/4" x 42".
Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary
Opens early November, 2005
By Jamie Tarrant
Raymond Thériault’s paintings celebrate the urban landscape, but they are more than depictions of concrete, glass bricks, curbs, stonework and doorways. His aim is to create places in his paintings that the viewer can enter and explore; places where you would want to spend time and lose yourself. Mostly painted in oil and acrylic, and depicting various Canadian cities, Thériault creates a sense of space and captures a moment in time. “All the places I paint are places I’ve been. And what I’m trying to achieve a lot of the time is that feeling of place and time. So memory influences a lot of what I’m doing.” Some of this artist’s work concentrates on the interplay between architecture and human presence, while at the same time evocative touches of portraiture and still life shine through.
Represented by: Romanov Art Gallery, Vancouver; Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary.