November 2 - 25, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 6-8 pm
Justin Ogilvie’s eagerly-awaited new work continues
to explore what he describes as the “boundaries of self”
– those physical margins where our bodies meet infinite
space and begin their engagement with the social sphere.
Radiance examines the phenomenology of experience,
particularly the relationship of the physical body to mind
and consciousness. Ogilvie is engrossed in the writings of
philosophers like Edmund Husserl, who theorized about human
perception, time consciousness and our memory for imagery.
Ogilvie’s inimitable style combines fine draftsmanship
with washes of semi-transparent colours. His dreamy figures,
whether posed in sitting positions, grappling with one another
or floating through space, are like metaphors for existence.
Ogilvie graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and
Design in 2000. He lives and works in Vancouver. Radiance
is his third solo exhibition at the Diane Farris Gallery.