FRAMED  series (2016--ongoing)

“ oft-told ancient Greek story concerns a contest between two renowned painters. Zeuxis (born around 464 BC) produced a still life painting so convincing that birds flew down to peck at the painted grapes. A rival, Parrhasius, asked Zeuxis to judge one of his paintings that was behind a pair of tattered curtains in his study. Parrhasius asked Zeuxis to pull back the curtains, but when Zeuxis tried, he could not, as the curtains were included in Parrhasius's painting—making Parrhasius the winner.” 

In response to a question from an attendee of a gallery talk I gave in support of my 2016 Kelowna Art Gallery retrospective exhibition Travelling Light I replied with a level of irritation that trompe l'oeil was a genre of art ... Click here for full text