|Image: Eric Farache|
Farache will present more of his works in Quixtopia opening tomorrow, Saturday, May 25th, at loop Gallery. I asked Farache to describe his work for the upcoming show for us, and here is what he shared...
The work is something that I have been working on, running from and returning to since I finished my Masters in 2000. Back then, I was interested in architecture; I wanted to follow a narrative of a product and it just got me turned onto GI Joes from the 1970s, something that I have never really forgot about from my own childhood.
I started thinking about how dinosaurs become fossils, fossil fuels, petroleum becomes plastic and that is made to look like a person for a kid to love and i never really had the same interest in architecture! I was just obsessed with the anthropomorphic quality of the whole thing. So the style of my show is something that has been growing and evolving in my sketchbooks all along. Add to that the whole coming of age elements of playing with toys and 1970s pornography I would see of my brothers and you have a classic child's rock opera.
Essentially Quixtopia combines visions from Farache's boyhood and adulthood, a future where magical creatures and naked ladies could both exist.
|Image: loop Gallery - work by Eric Farache|
Farache received a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Leeds, and is an Alumni of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he lives and works. Trained in classical painting techniques, he has been working in photography for the past 10 years, while maintaining elaborate sketchbooks as part of his artist practice. Quixtopia, is Farache’s second show of larger painted works with loop Gallery.
Joining Farache for this show is fellow loop Gallery member artist, Larry Eisenstein. His collection of works is entitled Negative Capable. Eisenstein's works incorporate poet John Keat’s interpretation of negative capability to the heart, philosopher Roberto Unger’s to the body, and psychoanalyst Wiflred Bion’s to the mind. Eisenstein is a Toronto-based visual artist who teaches art at Humber College. His work has been placed in private collections across North America.
You can join Farache and Eisenstein in celebrating the exhibition opening tomorrow, May 25th from 2-5 PM. As well, you can learn more about the artists’ work during a Q&A session with moderator, Oleksandr Wlasenko on Saturday, June 8th, at 2 PM.