Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Ronald Boaks, Art & Civilization, 2007, Fujiflex digital photograph, 41.5 x 62 in.
Ronald Boaks, Art & Civilization, 2007
2007 Open Exhibition

Ronald Boaks
Still Life Photographs

May 17–June 10, 2007
David Kaye Gallery
1092 Queen St W (entrance on Dovercourt)

In referencing Renaissance still life pictures, I
am engaging a
dialogue between Beauty and Modernism.
Between
Less is
More I am stopping at Enough.

My Modernist paintings determine the background.
A
shelf
crosses the painting creating a stage for a
variety of
characters to play off the background and each
other. The
players are books, tools and objects from my home
and
studio. The flowers are primarily from my garden
as are the
bird nests and insects. The technique is much like
creating a
collage. A friend has observed that I am painting
with objects.
The composition is complete when balance is
achieved.
Enough! Take the picture!

This series of museum quality photographs has
been
created
in my studio using a 4 x 5 Linhof camera.

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