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ArtTalk with painter Philip Delisle on ‘Fragmentum Opus’

September 9, 2013

Last month to see Fragmentum Opus; ArtTalk to be held September 12

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - Fragmentum Opus from Canadian painter Philip Delisle, part of the RBC Emerging Artist Series, will conclude its showing at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on September 22. Fragmentum Opus is series of new works from Delisle and is based on his travels and study across Europe after winning the 2012 Plaskett Award. This research gave the Newmarket, Ontario native a chance to explore some of the greatest painting collections in the world, and he responded with a series of acrylic works focusing on that experience.

To further explore the works of Delisle, the Confederation Centre Art Galley will be hosting an ArtTalk featuring Delisle on Thursday Sept 12 at 7 p.m. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Delisle's work examines the process of painting. With Fragmentum Opus, this exploration focuses on how paintings are displayed, viewed, and exchanged. As the recipient of the Plaskett Award, Delisle visited many of the continent's major collections of art, ranging from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to the Louvre in Paris. The paintings that resulted from these travels focus on the spaces, the framing, the shades and tones of background walls, and the fellow tourists experiencing the works alongside Delisle.

For more information, visit The Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Image cutline:
The Fragmented Magnum Opus, 2013, acrylic on wood panel, courtesy of the artist.

Media contact:
Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager, Confederation Centre of the Arts
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