Duncan Regehr at Petley-Jones
Opening Reception October 20th 6-8pm; artist in attendance.
‘SOLUS’ celebrates the power of the single figure.
There is a strength that emanates from a composition focused on a sole being, an essence that can remind us of our own unique spirit and individual personae.
My work has often been centered upon explorations of the alter ego and duality, as seen in the early Witness Works which offered scenarios that presented each primary subject with its conscience as a physical being, but the recent Doppelgängerpaintings were particularly challenging. The juxtaposition of two figures required creating compositions that offered equal focus for both. During this process a deeper contemplation of the lone individual surfaced. I was reminded of how prominent the single figure has been throughout different series that make up the body of my work…
From the isolated and iconic scarecrows of the Corvus Rex Series, to the singular, transforming Chrysalids, to the Cypher Works which were based on the premise that we each possess a design code defining presence and destiny, to the current Pilgrim Series – paintings of individuals, journeying to known or unknown destinations, testing truth, questing the mysteries of life, self and the universe; these and the paintings of other series all draw upon the distinct and arresting power of the singular presence.
‘SOLUS’ is an exhibit comprised of select single figure paintings from the various series.
Duncan Regehr RCA, DFA