• STEVE DRISCOLL: A TRICK OF THE LIGHT

    OCTOBER 7 - 30, 2021

  • Guided by his explorations in the Canadian wilderness, Steve Driscoll translates his encounters into visceral, colour-saturated depictions of landscape. Known mostly for his paintings, his work has also taken the form of light-boxes and site-specific installations. His technique embraces painterly spontaneity and experimentation, yet it is measured by his deep understanding of the industrial materials he employs. Often influenced by social media, advertising and architecture, his use of colour and light reflects these everyday experiences.

     

    The element of performance plays an important and evolving role in Driscoll’s practice. Recently, he sent GoPro cameras on inflatable pillows down waterfalls and rapids in Northern Ontario, recording the power and energy of water. Works based on the imagery from the GoPro cameras are included in the exhibition alongside immersive, large-scale paintings rendered in electric colour.

     

    This exhibition coincides with the opening of A Light Stolen From the Sun, a 5-year project commissioned for the newly completed CIBC SQUARE in Toronto. It consists of twelve backlit glassworks at the end of elevator corridors on the first two levels of the building. The tallest glassworks extend to almost 40 feet.

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  • Steve Driscoll, The bliss of silent places, 2021

    Steve Driscoll

    The bliss of silent places, 2021 oil pigments and urethane on composite panel
    60 x 96 in.
    $ 23,500.00
  • Steve Driscoll, There was no map, 2021

    Steve Driscoll

    There was no map, 2021 oil pigments and urethane on composite panel
    80 x 107 in.
    $ 28,500.00
  • Steve Driscoll, Stuck in that moment forever, 2021

    Steve Driscoll

    Stuck in that moment forever, 2021

    oil pigments and urethane on composite panel
    60 x 80 in.

    SOLD
  • Being Canadian, I love the outdoors, I hike, canoe and camp. Eventually, my earlier abstract work started to shift and everything became about the landscape, especially the feeling of being there.

     

    - STEVE DRISCOLL

  • Steve Driscoll, Gravity-fed 1, 2021

    Steve Driscoll

    Gravity-fed 1, 2021 oil pigments and urethane on composite panel
    28 x 34 in.
    $ 8,000.00
  • Steve Driscoll, Gravity-fed 2, 2021

    Steve Driscoll

    Gravity-fed 2, 2021 oil pigments and urethane on composite panel
    28 x 34 in.
    $ 8,000.00
  • STEVE DRISCOLL By chance, 2021 oil pigments and urethane on composite panel 60 x 38 in. $ 13,500.00

    STEVE DRISCOLL

    By chance, 2021
    oil pigments and urethane on composite panel

    60 x 38 in.

    $ 13,500.00
  • Steve Driscoll was born in Oakville, Ontario in 1980. He received his BFA from OCAD University in 2002. Recent museum...

    Steve Driscoll was born in Oakville, Ontario in 1980. He received his BFA from OCAD University in 2002. Recent museum exhibitions include I closed my eyes but the light was still there at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery (2020) and Size Matters at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (2017). His work is included in museum collections including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection as well as numerous corporate and bank collections in Canada.