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Jay Dart

The Age of Fathoms

In the study of ecology, ‘old fields’ refer to the abandoned lands that were once managed by people and used for cultivation. In The Age of Fathoms, Jay Dart uses old fields as the setting for his newest series of drawings in which wayward travelers discover or possibly create strange and beautiful spirits. Dart explores how these fallow places in between the intense clusters of urban communities are appropriate allegories for the parts of our imagination that get abandoned during the transition to adulthood and why it’s important to return there.

Only Child  - Graphite, pastel & watercolour, 2018, 14" x 16"

Only Child - Graphite, pastel & watercolour, 2018, 14" x 16"


About Jay Dart

Jay Dart is a drawist who has recently begun creating mixed media pieces that bring his two-dimensional narrative works to life. His practice includes bookworks and interactive installations. He has exhibited internationally at Drawing Now (Paris), Art on Paper (Miami and New York) and the 100 Euro/Dollar Show (Amsterdam, Portland) as well as throughout his home country of Canada including the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Art Gallery of Sudbury, Galerie Youn (Montreal), Art Toronto, Papier (Montreal), Love Art Fair (Toronto), and Line Gallery (North Bay). In 2016, Dart won a National Magazine Award for editorial illustration in Canada. He received a BA from the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Dart lives and draws in Ashburn, Ontario, Canada (aka Elsewheres).

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 1st, 2 pm to 5 pm
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Solo exhibition by Jay Dart - Age of Fathoms

Earlier Event: December 1
Bobby Mathieson
Later Event: January 26
Geoffrey Alexander Hunter