David Ostrem: Why Won’t You Be Art?
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC - Apr 20 – Jun 3
New digital collages by Vancouver artist David Ostrem riff on the artist’s struggle and what it is to make meaning out of a seemingly chaotic jumble of experience, perception and emotion. Using Photoshop, Ostrem brings together his own paintings, prints and drawings with art historical, literary, musical and popular culture references, all the while questioning the validity of personal expression within the context of the contemporary art world. The result is at once lively, humorous and cynical.