EASILY FORGETTABLE with Jon Izen
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 17, 2009 from 6-9pm
EXHIBIT RUNS: April 16 – 27, 2009
Easily Forgettable showcases over one thousand miniature portraits of Jon Izen’s expressive, not quite cartoony characters. Rendered on pocket-sized pieces of wood, the portraits are simple, anonymous, imposing in their volume, yet fantastic in their own understated individuality.
Seeking to make the ordinary extraordinary, the overwhelming presence of Izen’s sea of characters compels the viewer to take notice. Using an economy of line and colour to create a connection with the viewer, Izen purposefully neglects the visual cues ordinarily used for expression in illustration and animation. Finding inspiration within our common population, Izen’s gentle characters evoke equal doses of pathos, desperation, hope and humour.
For more information, please contact:
694 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1E7