Jack Bishop: Road Trip Playlist


But somehow on and on I go, I keep on rollin’ with the flow by Jack Bishop. 2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 20”x20”

Jack Bishop: Road Trip Playlist

October 16 – November 6, 2021
Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto

Mayberry Fine Art is pleased to announce its representation of Jack Bishop and his first show in Toronto. Opening reception with the artist in attendance Saturday Oct 16th 2-5p.m.

The exhibition is viewable online and in-person at our Toronto location, 324 Dundas Street West. We are open to the public, so appointments are not needed to view the works.

Artist Statement:
My paintings have had recurrent subject matter of driving for some time now, but these recent works have also become autobiographical. Influenced by years of my wife Jamie, our dog and I regularly travelling the highway back and forth between Halifax NS and Saint John NB. The paintings are a departure from the realism of photographically representing landscape, and are rather more materially based explorations of paint with repeated motifs of my family riding in our car.

Drawing from memory and by also channeling some favorite music for inspiration, the paintings have become like psychological self portraits, where colour becomes transcendent; the paint carving light and space into abstraction. While this work has a more personal sentiment than what I’ve made in the past, the appropriated song lyrics which I’ve titled the works create a pop-culture reference that frames the paintings into a conceptual narrative; giving a level of atmosphere to the work and inclusivity to the viewer. I like to think about the paintings like tracks of music from a personal playlist you would listen to while coasting down the highway on a road trip.

I am grateful to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for the works in this exhibition.

– Jack Bishop, 2021


Dark Star by Jack Bishop. 2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 48”x60”

Jack Bishop (born 1983)
Lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2007 he received his BFA, Major in Fine Art, Minor in Drawing NSCAD University, Halifax NS. Jack is represented at several galleries and his work has appeared in numerous group, solo exhibitions and art fairs across Canada and the United States.

Brown, Matthew. “Jack Bishop doesn’t go to the wood to inspire his landscape paintings – he’s behind a stripmall” CBC exhibitionists. CBC Arts June 14,2019. Web (Video)

Instagram: @j.bish/

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