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Things with Tops, 2012

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Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield

Signed Dated Titled Framed

Size

44.45 x 34.93 cm
17.50 x 14 in

Reference

5ebd6057

Year

2012

Medium

Paintings

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  • About the work

Acrylic on plexiglass.

Two rectangular shapes, one in textured umber and the other in dark navy, are topped with white and beige. These enigmatic and humorously titled "things with tops" are outcrops that contrast with the precisely painted ground of rectangles. The rectangles in shades of yellow follow the artist's minimalist and contemplative approach to acrylic painting on plexiglass. This work is unframed. Cantine's work is a poetic and intellectual exploration of a pictorial problem, color as structure which has infinite variations. Cantine may be referred to as a post-minimalist, a term coined by Robert Pincus-Witten in 1971 to describe work with a minimalist tendency but that uses modest materials and aims towards a pure formalist aesthetic. David Cantine is a senior Canadian painter who has been exploring the still life for many years. Cantine was born in Jackson, Michigan (1939) and studied at the University of Iowa (BFA, MA) before moving to Alberta and working as a professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta (1965 – 96). His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta, FAB Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art among others and is represented in numerous private and public collections.


About the Artists

1939 Jackson, Michigan, United States

Cantine's work is a poetic and intellectual exploration of a pictorial problem, color as structure which has infinite variations. The artist was quoted in the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2000: "For the past 26 years, I have painted essentially the same still life, which began as a pair of apples and its shadow, and evolved under pressure of color into the present imagery." Cantine may be referred to as a post-minimalist, a term coined by Robert Pincus-Witten in 1971 to describe work with a minimalist tendency but that uses modest materials and aims towards a pure formalist aesthetic.

Cantine was born in Jackson, Michigan (1939) and studied at the University of Iowa (BFA, MA) before moving to Alberta and working as a professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta (1965 – 96). His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta, FAB Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art among others and is represented in numerous private and public collections.


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