Next week the Toronto based gallery Narwhal Art Projects will open an exhibition with new works by Carly Waito. Just graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design, Carly creates hyper realistic oil paintings of semi-precious gems and minerals. Beautiful layered, almost fragile and colorful paintings exposing the beauty and logic of their structural minutiae.
‘ From the seemingly limitless depths of Smoky Quartz to the chromatic, reflective facets of Sphalerite, the geometry and beauty of each painted specimen speaks to the incredible complexities of nature’s design as well as Waito’s own facility. Each painting expands the infinitesimal traits of the artist’s tiny subjects, rendering them as detailed maps of an otherwise invisible geological universe.’
Opening the 8th of September at Narwhal Art Projects (680 Queen St West, Toronto, CANADA): Specimens by Carly Waito. (shown above: Amethyst VI, Sphalerite & Smokey Quartz VI)