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Doug Kirton: Themes & Derivations

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September 5 - November 1
Doug Kirton. Study (detail), 2014. Image courtesy of artist.
Doug Kirton. Study (detail), 2014. Image courtesy of artist.

Idea Exchange
Preston
435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON
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Themes & Derivations presents the latest series of paintings by Kitchener based artist Doug Kirton in his first solo exhibition at Idea Exchange Art + Design. Developed over the past year, the exhibition comprises several works including natural representation, architectural spaces, and suburban locations. The labour intensive process of building up layers and textures remains at the core of Kirton’s painting practice, and the exhibition showcases his diverse approaches to representation and subject.

 

Friday Night ART Live Opening: Friday, September 18, 7pm

Artist Profile
Doug Kirton
Doug Kirton received his B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (Halifax) in 1978 and his M.F.A. from the University of Guelph in 1994. Kirton’s work has been shown extensively...

Doug Kirton received his B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (Halifax) in 1978 and his M.F.A. from the University of Guelph in 1994. Kirton’s work has been shown extensively across Canada, and he has participated in two-person and group exhibitions in the United States, Switzerland and China. His work is represented in numerous important public collections including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum London, and the Shanghai Art Museum. Kirton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. In 2010 he was honoured with the UW Distinguished Teacher Award and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Excellence in Teaching.



  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
    Doug Kirton, Themes & Derivations (Opening Event at Idea Exchange Art + Design) , 2015. Photo Cherie Fawcett
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (installation), 2015. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.
  • Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.
    Doug Kirton. Themes & Derivations (exhibition opening), 2015. Photo Brian Duggan.

Funders

City of Cambridge Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council