Cross-Displinary Art & Publications student Tetyana Herych presents Introducing Luke Hastings exhibition at the Learning Zone.
Herych thought of Luke Hastings paintings immediately when asked to curate an exhibition at the Learning Zone space for this summer. Hastings, a 4th year Drawing & Painting student at OCAD University likes to work large with bright and saturated hues.
Hastings inserts himself in his paintings, and draws in the dynamics of his family relationships.
Luke Hastings’ self-awareness is portrayed within the framework of his family, through honest motifs of substance abuse, and the responsibilities that accompany it. He does not exist without them.
Unable to stick to one medium, Hastings conveys the unsettling realities throughout his life with overwhelmingly large pieces and bold colours, with various mediums patched together. Acrylic paint on canvas and paper, colour pencil on paper collaged on canvas, infused with cut up drawings from Hasting’s and his twin sister’s childhood. Tetyana Herych
This exhibition runs through the summer.