Imagine All the People by Erik Baker
Opening Reception: August 6, 7-10pm
Open late for First Friday, August 7, 12-9pm
Imagine All The People is an exploration of the connection and relationships that we develop with the people and characters in pop culture. Whether it’s the specific moment that a character captured our hearts and minds on the big screen, or the musician that mesmerized us with their songs, capturing a persona on canvas can be one of the most challenging things an artist can do.
The series of paintings in this collection will affect each individual in a different way. Every portrait has the ability to invoke a specific memory of a time or a place when we first experienced the subject and remind us of how their presence has influenced our lives. The first movie you went to as a child, the song playing on your first date, the bonds created between friends while re-enacting a scene from your favorite show. These are all powerful experiences that can be rediscovered in a simple portrait.
Erik Thomas Lewellyn Baker is an emerging Winnipeg artist and designer. He has a degree in Environmental Design with a major in architecture from the University of Manitoba and is the owner and lead designer of an architectural design firm called Envision Conceptual Design. Erik’s work varies from paint to pen and ink, landscape to portraits, abstract to realism. He is a self-taught artist and this is his second solo exhibition.