Stories: New Paintings and Drawings by Michael Pittman

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art May 2 - 30, 2015 (held over)

May 7, 2015

If you’re in St. John’s in May please visit the Leyton Gallery to check out my show Stories. With a total of thirty-one new pieces, this is one of my largest exhibitions ever and represents a couple of years of work. The pieces are evocative of hidden histories, specific places and memories that are squeezed and reformed through a lens of narrative tropes. I view them as fictionalized truths that become parables, and take on new meaning through the act of “telling.” Images of the work are now available in the gallery section of my website. Thanks to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council for their support.

I’ll be giving a talk about my work at the Leyton Gallery on Thursday, May 28 at 7PM. Stories will be on display until May 30.

Signal Fire. 2015. Acrylic, india ink, charcoal and graphite on cradled birch panel. 32in x 48in