July 5 – August 30, 2021
POWERBOXES is a sculptural art installation and a playful take on modernist painting. David Stonhouse recreates industrial fabrication and building exteriors as modern geometric abstract paintings, transforming the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery into an immersive surreal space, cheerfully bold and colourful.
Electrical boxes and other kinds of control units are found virtually everywhere that people live and work. These everyday objects are usually tucked away behind or along the sides of buildings, out of sight and in unattractive areas overall. Often great effort has gone into their design and construction to make them practically invisible. But what is camouflage when nobody is looking?
In POWERBOXES, artist David Stonhouse responds to this as an artistic idea, painting directly on the gallery walls and installing sculptural paintings in a unique and immersive art installation.
Curated by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, and exclusive to Yorkton, SK.
An artist, curator and educator based in Treaty 6 territory, Saskatoon, David Stonhouse is a founding member and Director of BAM Artist Collective + Gallery, a Program Guide at the Remai Modern, and a curating board member for the Frances Morrison Gallery. Inspired by work connected to the Emma Lake Campus, David has developed his own brand of punk formalism. His paintings are loaded optically and texturally as a knee jerk reaction to screen-driven flatness.