Vancouver arts. Last show at Positive Negative Gallery. It will be closing its doors at the show’s end, on to bigger and brighter things. The show will be opening concurrently with with “Not Everything That Goes Around Comes Back Around” as well by Adam Lupton, on view at The Gam Gallery, located right around the corner on Hastings. Two openings in one night!
What’s In Store For Me In The Direction I Don’t Take?
In the spider web of infinite intertwined universes, quantum mechanics instructs us that any and all possibilities are realized in one universe or another. These are the moments when everything is open, when all options are present, and all is undecided – mere destinies unfolding. Our choices shift into one plane of existence, the extension of every path still available, until we pick the red tie instead of the blue; harbor anger instead of compassion; attempt to fix it or break it; and all our possibilities collapse into the singular of what is, rippling outward from the moment of decision to affect our lives in ways unknown… The noise at the back of our mind wondering anxiously, “What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?”
A solo exhibition of new paintings by Adam Lupton, whose work explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Blurring lines between the explicit and the undefined, the multi-directional narratives in the paintings are played out in the fracturing of figures across multiple planes, creating a sense of many moments existing simultaneously. Through erasing, scraping, layering and smearing, Lupton’s works probes the internal and external dialogues of his subjects with intensity.
Vancouver arts. The show opens on Friday, July 11, and runs until July 26. The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday 1–4 PM. http://positivenegativegallery.com