Enn Erisalu

Enn Erisalu, Trompe L’oeil, 1993

Enn Erisalu

Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC - Feb 1-28

by Robin Laurence

This exhibition of text-based paintings by the late Enn Erisalu calls our
attention to one of Vancouver’s most thoughtful, accomplished and under-appreciated artists. Essentially an abstractionist, Erisalu began experimenting with painted language at mid-career, laying words, numbers and chemical formulas on washy grounds. Many of these works allude to the processes, materials and scale employed in their own making, or to the ambiguous nature of language as it relates to the painted image.

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