Ernesto Cánovas, Overlapping View, Press Coverage

2 Sep 2015

2 September 2015: Halcyon Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by the London based artist Ernesto Cánovas. Building upon the themes and techniques thoroughly honed in previous solo collections including An American Trilogy and Turneresque (both 2014). Overlapping View sees the artist once again reflect upon the complex connection between past and present visual practice, but also begin to extend and develop the relationship between photography, painting and human memory. Utilising a range of source materials from found imagery, film stills and the internet, the new works featured in this exhibition raise new narratives and juxtapositions regarding the history of the painted canvas and the photographic medium as visual document. Working in the space between abstraction and the figurative, Cánovas creates a new parallel of visual intimacy, an ‘Overlapping View’ which asks us to challenge our own assumptions of fact and fiction.