Barry Allikas Purple Haze: A Nature Trip
Division Gallery is proud to present new works by Montreal artist Barry Allikas. Following in the footsteps of major Quebec Plasticiens artists Claude Tousignant and Yves Gaucher, Allikas is also interested in pursuing the limits of abstraction. Where Tousignant and Gaucher explored principles of abstract composition and optical illusion, Allikas’ work reveals the same interest on the brink of realism. His latest series of abstractions hallucinates the real through a re-working of the formal and colouristic conventions of landscape painting.