Paul Degroot: Part One: Looking Back
Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB
Born in the Netherlands, trained at the Alberta College of Art (now Alberta University of the Arts) and based in Calgary, Paul deGroot applies an unusual monochromatic palette to his seemingly photo-realist paintings of everyday scenes and objects. The effect is one of almost dreamlike suspension – whether the subject is figures, cityscapes, chairs or old cars. This solo exhibition, deGroot’s first in decades, represents a return to his original vocation after years spent raising a family and running a business.