Sean William Randall: Catch The Sun

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Sean William Randall: Catch The Sun

November 14 – 28, 2020
Mayberry Fine Art

Mayberry Fine Art is pleased to host “Catch The Sun,” a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Sean William Randall. The event is free, and runs from November 14-28. Masks are required for entry.

With his latest series, vintage cars streaking across the sky on fire, Sean William Randall has developed a fresh method of crafting visually compelling imagery underscored by tones of surreal tension. Exploring themes of paradox and absurdity, Randall paints a serene landscape, quietly going about its day, unaware of the looming catastrophe zooming overhead.

What caused this event is a mystery, how did these classic vehicles, preserved in mint condition for decades, find themselves careening through the air emitting fiery exhaust from their tailpipes?

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“Take the Sun” by Sean William Randall, 48” x 60” Acrylic on Panel, 2020

By re-appropriating nostalgic imagery through combination and juxtaposition, Randall continues to elaborate on the subject of how we relate to history in the present day. Offering a realistic point of access into an absurd scene in which the familiar is made to feel foreign describes a sentiment of nostalgic longing from an inability to resolve our present selves with our past. This series speaks to a sense of wonderment and disbelief that foregone events ever occurred, and about the ensuing anxiety when we are unable to grasp and preserve them.

Technology has made old images equally accessible as recent ones, causing a rift in historical context whereby the medium of digital information flattens time and space. Randall’s concern with these current themes in his paintings ultimately point to the very mechanisms that underlie the act of painting itself, an attempt to freeze moments, memories and pieces of ourselves in time; even if it is all on fire and hurtling across the sky.

https://mayberryfineart.com/events/17455

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