Mark Puchala's first Montreal exhibition, RESIDUAL TINGLES, is replete with figures and marks drawn from the natural world, both animal and mineral. Inserted into a semiotic landscape populated by enigmatic scratches reminiscent of old school graffiti or hobo glyphs, these figures float against a background of color gradient fields and lava lamp blobs.
Drawing on and image reservoir from Sponge Bob to AR Penck, this show leaves the viewer with Residual Tingles. No doubt. Like a leg that has "fallen asleep" the experience is sometimes uncomfortable, but upon deeper exploration, oddly welcome and completely human.
These new works blur the lines between painting and drawing while making wry connections between disparate symbolic hemispheres.
Residual Tingles pushes the boundaries of composition and technique, concept and humour, a must see.
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