Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr, Montréal
Anthony Burnham, Fatine-Violette Sabiri, Alan Belcher
For Art-o-rama 2023, Parc Offsite, Eli Kerr presents the work of Alan Belcher, Anthony Burnham and Fatine Violette Sabiri.
An object-based approach to painting leads Alan Belcher’s enigmatic ‘glassworks’, which depart from being made from oil on velvet with broken wine bottles, and proceed with a punk-elegance in their exploration into texture and surface.
Painting itself becomes the subject in Anthony Burnham’s conceptually driven work. In his ongoing series, Plateaus, Burnham’s paintings are representational insofar they depict oil paint on a palette tray, yet he also uses them as real working palettes. In this way they slip between image and object and are conceptual works, making referential linkages that index specific paintings in Anthony’s larger body of work.
Fatine-Violette Sabiri’s photography work follows both diaristic and surrealist impulses. For Art-o-rama she will present a set of photographs that focus on parrots in Hercules Cave in Tangier, Morocco, and consider memetic perceptions of nature and culture.