A new exhibition at Callander’s Alex Dufresne Gallery evokes a sense of music out of silence as the walls are filled with paintings of various stringed instruments. The author of this piece is Morgan Walker, and his new show is called String Theory: The Art of Musical Instruments. The exhibition period is until September 17th.
His paintings for this show are a bit impressionistic, but the realism shines through when you look at a picture of a Gibson Les Paul. A gentle shift to a more impressionistic style was a starting point for Morgan, who said in his recent release that his work has shown a lot of realism lately and that he wants to step outside his comfort zone. rice field.
In addition to the many paintings, the show also features several wood carvings, all tied to musical themes. Morgan began carving around 2003, and since then his work has been recognized by his peers and has won multiple national and international carving his competitions.
His last solo exhibition at the Alex Dufresne Gallery was in 2019, when he presented a 16-inch sculpture of a grouse that won three awards at the 49th World Bird Sculpture Competition. He can carve a sneaky bird, so let’s see what he can do when using tools to carve musical instruments.
What draws you to string theory on his current show? Morgan, like most people, is a music lover. He says, “He listens to music all the time, whether he’s working, doing repairs, driving, etc.” It seems that. “I’ve made some realism stuff in the past, and they’ve always sold very well, so I thought I’d give it a try and see what happens.”
And then a new exhibition at the Alex Dufresne Gallery happened. Shows are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free, but donations to the gallery are welcome. The gallery is located at 107 Lansdowne St. East, Callander.
David Briggs is a reporter for the Local Journalism Initiative working for BayToday, a Village Media publication. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.