September 8 - October 8, 2016

Artlink Canada is proud to present, “Symmetry”, a new and captivating selling exhibition celebrating contemporary abstract paintings from Holland and the United States. “Symmetry” is a duo exhibition featuring artists Daniel Mullen (Amsterdam) and Tracie Cheng (New Haven, Connecticut). The exhibition will take place in Vancouver, Canada from September 8th to October 8th, 2016 at Jaydon Art Gallery, 1091 Hornby Street.

Art and architecture share an inherent relationship, each influencing one another physically and emotionally. Historically, the architect and the artist worked side by side and oftentimes architects took on the role of artist themselves. A good example is Renaissance art and architecture. The ceiling of Pontelli and de Dolci’s Sistine Chapel was the canvas for Michelangelo’s frescoes. The architectural stonework and the painted imagery created a dialogue between formal structure and artistry and the production of an ornate illusionary architecture. One can see that the relationship between architecture and art has continued in contemporary art today, in both playing with and dominating spaces to generate stimulating responses in its audiences.

The preliminary architectural elements of the paintings showcased in “Symmetry” combine conceptualization, abstraction, and aestheticism that manifests an innovative illusionary world. “Symmetry” displays how scale, precision, manipulation and perception are essential elements that require balance from both artistic and architectural elements in order to realize the structure. The paintings bring to light a perfect balance that we all hope to achieve.

* Opens to the public September 8th, 2016

* Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 18.00

* Opening Night Reception: September 8th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

* Closing Night Reception: October 6th, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm