FIVE
Gallery 1313
1313 Queen St. West www.g1313
Sept. 13 -24
Main Gallery
Artist Rey Saem, a recent immigrant to Bloor West Village from Iceland, will have his first show debut at Gallery 1313 in September.
This architect turned painter’s first show is titled Five, a reference to the age at which he decided to move to the moon in order to escape the people he had begun to see in his home who were “gone” (no longer in the land of the living).
He built himself a wooden car for the journey, which he has now recreated as part of his show which opens Sept. 13.
His large canvases show his fascination with the moon and stars in whimsical fashion by making use of strong colour to blend canvas, glue and other elements.
The show will run until Sept. 24.