William Forrestall’s family art heritage underpins his poetic still life works, on exhibit beginning this weekend at Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto. (Above: Four Flowers in Blue, 23×31″)
He is the son of renowned east coast artist Tom Forrestall. The father’s art is classified as magic realism, “an imprecise term used to describe the work of a coterie of east-coast Canadian painters who emerged after the Second World War, including Alex Colville and Christopher Pratt,” the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia notes.
William Forrestall has developed a unique perspective, says Paul Robinson, Director of Kinsman Robinson.
William’s compositional and spacial relationships possess a poetic care and balance that one sees comparably in the still lifes by the Italian painter, Giorgio Morandi. I believe that William’s artistic aim is to gently lead the viewer into his world of mysterious objects in a way which makes them worthy of careful consideration.
The exhibition opens Saturday (April 14) and runs through April 28, 2012.
Kinsman Robinson Galleries, here.
More on William Forrestall, here.