We just got a heads up from the absolutely amzing Aaron Li-Hill about an upcoming show he has with Catto Houghton at The IndustREALarts Room in Toronto, Ontario running from June 7-10. Opening reception on June 8th from 7-10. It’s undoubtedly a “must-go” to anyone in Toronto during that time. Formal invite and information after the jump.
I’m very pleased to invite you to a two-person exhibit of entirely new works by Catto Houghton, and Aaron Li-Hill.
The exhibit will take place over June 7th to the 10th, 2012, with an opening reception on Friday June 8th between 6 and 10 pm. Artists will be present.
Catto Vanessa Houghton is a Toronto based painter who’s current body of new works consists of series of abstract geometric pieces on wood panel. These works explore space, colour, fractals, architectural space and patterning, and refer to traditions in high, low, commercial and street art. They represent a departure from an extensive previous body of work which focused a stylized hard-edged portraiture. They are designed to be playful and uplifting, simultaneously pretty, awkward, thoughtful and brash. Catto Houghton graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and has lived, worked and exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and San Francisco.
Aaron Li-Hill is a Toronto based visual artist who employs painting, illustration, stencilling, and sculptural elements within his works. With a background in graffiti and mural painting and a degree in Fine Arts, his works range from smaller multiples to enormous murals that explore industrialization, scientific breakthrough, man versus nature and information saturation. He incorporates found objects and unconventional materials to structure complex multi-layered pieces that are as aesthetic as they are thought provoking. Aaron Li-Hill possesses a BFA from OCAD and has travelled and shown extensively in countries such as Australia, Thailand, Myanmar, Mexico and China. He has had works shown in such national institutions as the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.