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Edith Krause - Neil Dyck
Edith Krause - Neil Dyck
|Edith Krause assembling the tile installation Tread Lightly If You Must. Inset, one of the nearly 1,000 printed tiles in the installation||Accumulating Heaven, driftwood collected from a beach near Edith
and Henry’s Krause’s cottage on one of B.C.’s Gulf
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|Detail: Tread Lightly If You Must||Detail: Accumulating Heaven||Redeemed, dryer “orphan” socks made into a rug. Socks were donated by members of Krause’s church.|
is a young artist quickly making a name for himself in Winnipeg. I was first attracted to Dyck by his spirit rather than his work, which I had not yet seen. In February 2000 he challenged the hallowed halls (perhaps better to be described as stalls in this case) of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, in his way declaring the gallery to be an institution of the masses by placing his art in a washroom. Needless to say, the exhibition did not last long. But long enough to become Dyck’s first solo show.
Hanging a first show in a washroom does not mean Dyck is a gimmicky attention seeker. He is not. He is a serious and seriously dedicated artist. Dyck’s abstract work demands attention and earns it. The following excerpt comes from a review in The Manitoban of his two person show at Winnipeg’s Graffiti Gallery:
“Dyck’s work is a careful process of adding, removing and obscuring non-representational forms. At first glance, the paintings seem to offer a quick narrative — an illustrated avenue to interpretation — but it is not that easy. As the viewer approaches these works, any literal association formed at a distance is challenged by the various detailed components. In proximity, a process of layering is evident that reveals a balance between free, expressive form and an intentional constraint.
“The result of this fusion is the expression of a modern-bohemian aesthetic, an artistic freedom and confidence within the historical precedent of abstraction.”
Dyck says of his work, "I am currently creating non-representational paintings both large and small. I enjoy the process of intuitive painting, and to an extent, gradually becoming aware of what I am doing. I play with the paint as though I'm solving some sort of puzzle, building the image up to a point where I feel the composition is complete."
Dyck’s exhibition featured both painting and sculpture.
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