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″)
Box O, Box O: Egg tempera on gessoed panel, 32×34, 2011
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.
i like the feel of architecture
but not so sure of the flowers.
they have posture but i find they interrupt
with the beauty of the simplicity.
i love the last one you feature.
a city in ruins on the mantlepiece!
Hi Michelle – That’s such an interesting comment, because I think a lot of people will also be “not so sure of the flowers.” Nevertheless, it’s a very compelling combination, and I agree with you about the architecture. I like the feel of the paintings and the colors, too.