Brad Tinmouth: “The Cultivated Landscape”

05.21.2015 – 06.26.2015

CK2 is pleased to present “The Cultivated Landscape,” a solo show by Toronto-based artist Brad Tinmouth.
The exhibition also features paintings by Brian Rideout, Nick Bierk and Stephanie Hier.

“I believe that there are very simple systems that can be implemented into one’s life that will vastly improve overall happiness. One of these simple solutions is “greening” your environment. This can be as simple as growing a small potted plant on your windowsill or as complex as running a hydroponic food farm in your basement.

The Cultivated Landscape offers refuge, a place to escape, recharge and experience this concept of overall happiness. This exhibition is centred around several large communal tables, which have been designed with this simple idea in mind. The fragrance of cedar, fresh soil and greenery fills the room as viewers bask under LED grow lights hanging above air purifying plants. These long narrow tables, peppered with small functional sculptures, invite the audience to sit, drink and take in a selection of incredible paintings.

To adorn the walls I have brought together artists who I believe encapsulate the medium to the fullest. These three painters possess impeccable technical prowess and maintain a strong conceptual practice—two traits that are rare on their own and nearly impossible to find in combination. I appreciate quality craftsmanship, objects that are made to last, that consider history as well as the future. This is what The Cultivated Landscape strives to present.”

– Brad Tinmouth

Note: The full experience of the exhibition (with working bar) will be available to the public every Saturday after the vernissage during gallery hours (12-5 PM) for the duration of the show.

Tinmouth is an artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. His work deals with sustainable and efficient systems. He aims to make everyone as happy as he is. His work has been shown at The Art Gallery of Ontario, Cooper Cole and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain 221 in Montreal, Esam Caen in France, Preteen Gallery in Mexico, Dokfest in Germany and OhMyDays Gallery in Singapore. His work has been reviewed on Artinfo Online, Art 21 Online and Canadian Art Online. He has received awards from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and The Toronto Arts Council.

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