Val Nelson at Bau-xi Gallery

I went to Bau-xi gallery recently and saw the massive oil on wood paintings done by Val Nelson who was present at the gallery. My first glance sort of shrugged off her work as just another modern impressionist painter, but as I look closer and made connections in her work I found it to be quite brilliant. Her paintings fuse the indoors with the outdoors, nature with manmade, new juxtaposed against the classic. Very much like drawings, the paintings have an unfinished look to them, but at the same time there are probably already several layers of paint over that spot. Really great work, I’d recommend it to anyone! Right across from the AGO on Dundas.

Jonathan Hooper

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