Recessed Extractions – Daryl Wier

 

Recessed Extractions – Daryl Wier
Algoma University BFA Thesis Exhibition
March 19th – 21st, 2020
Opening Reception: Online

I create paintings and drawings of interior spaces; both literal and metaphorical. My subject matter originates with the interior spaces of everyday produce that become something altogether different when viewed in extreme close up or when abstracted. The fruits and vegetables that I choose as subject matter, once opened, have an interior, bodily quality, yet they also evoke landscapes with their mountains, valleys and rivers.

I begin my observations through macro photographs and the use of a scanner to enlarge my images and see further into the forms. I then decide on format and medium, alternating between the wetness of painting and the dryness of drawing; much like the subject matter itself. I am not faithful to the photograph but simply use it as a reference and a place to jump off from. My work is a meditative exercise in mark making. I become absorbed in the shading and lines within the inside of the subject excavating and discovering their forms, hidden spaces and tracing their curves.

I hope to draw the viewer in, to take a closer look, to witness the compacted spaces and encased seeds; to see something they might miss, to experience the sensuousness of these interior shapes. I want the viewer to get lost in the light and dark as well as the interplay of rough and smooth textures.


1. Untitled, 2020 Mixed media on canvas Triptych, each 16” x 20”

 

 

 2. Untitled, 2020 Charcoal and pastel on sandpaper 100” x 56”

 

3. Untitled, 2019 Mixed media on canvas Triptych, each 18” x 24”

 

 

4. Works on paper, 2019-2020 Mixed media Each 18” x 24”

 

 

5. Untitled, 2019 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 24” x 30” 

 

 

6. Untitled, 2020 Acrylic with ink on canvas Each 20” x 24”

 

 

7.  Untitled, 2020 Mixed media on canvas 24” x 30”

 

8. Untitled, 2020 Charcoal and pastel on sandpaper, mixed media on canvas 54” x 36”

 

 

9. Untitled, 2020 (detail from #8)  Charcoal and pastel on sandpaper

 

10. Untitled, 2020 (detail from #8) Mixed media on canvas

 

 

11. Untitled, 2019 (detail of triptych from #3)  Mixed media on canvas Untitled 18” x 24”

 

 

12. Untitled, 2019 (detail of triptych from #3)  Mixed media on canvas Untitled 18” x 24”

 

 

13. Untitled, 2019 (detail of triptych from #3)  Mixed media on canvas Untitled 18” x 24”