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James Verbicky

Cranes Son Ten 11, 2017

Mixed Media Collage/Resin on Wood
48 × 36 × 2 1/2 in
121.9 × 91.4 × 6.4 cm
Location
Vancouver
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver
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In 2010, Canadian born, California resident James Verbicky pioneered the “Citta Samtana” series …

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In 2010, Canadian born, California resident James Verbicky pioneered the “Citta Samtana” series (sanskrit words which
translate loosely into “mental continuum” or mindstream). Themed around our current world of media and branding
and its attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive …

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Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Yes
Series
Citta Samtana
Image rights
James Verbicky and Kostuik Gallery
James Verbicky
Canadian, b. 1973
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James Verbicky is renowned for what he calls “media paintings”, large sculptural assemblages of Baltic birch wood covered in vintage advertisements for popular brands and imagery from foreign magazines bought along the Seine in Paris. He arranges the layers of paper in a horizontal grid, paying homage to pioneering Modernists and Minimalists such as Piet Mondrian, Kenneth Noland, and Morris Louis. A resin topcoat renders the surface shiny and the paper transparent, so that the images on the backsides bleed through to the front, creating a sense of depth. Paying attention to what is behind each piece of paper “makes the collage more interesting and creates a certain mood,” he says. Verbicky’s collages, which can be “read” in any direction, evoke familiar scenes and subjects, from flowers in bloom, to a racetrack blurred in action, to stock tickers scrolling across a television screen.

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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver
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In 2010, Canadian born, California resident James Verbicky pioneered the “Citta Samtana” series …

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In 2010, Canadian born, California resident James Verbicky pioneered the “Citta Samtana” series (sanskrit words which
translate loosely into “mental continuum” or mindstream). Themed around our current world of media and branding
and its attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive …

Read more
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Yes
Series
Citta Samtana
Image rights
James Verbicky and Kostuik Gallery
James Verbicky
Canadian, b. 1973
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James Verbicky is renowned for what he calls “media paintings”, large sculptural assemblages of Baltic birch wood covered in vintage advertisements for popular brands and imagery from foreign magazines bought along the Seine in Paris. He arranges the layers of paper in a horizontal grid, paying homage to pioneering Modernists and Minimalists such as Piet Mondrian, Kenneth Noland, and Morris Louis. A resin topcoat renders the surface shiny and the paper transparent, so that the images on the backsides bleed through to the front, creating a sense of depth. Paying attention to what is behind each piece of paper “makes the collage more interesting and creates a certain mood,” he says. Verbicky’s collages, which can be “read” in any direction, evoke familiar scenes and subjects, from flowers in bloom, to a racetrack blurred in action, to stock tickers scrolling across a television screen.

James Verbicky

Cranes Son Ten 11, 2017

Mixed Media Collage/Resin on Wood
48 × 36 × 2 1/2 in
121.9 × 91.4 × 6.4 cm
Location
Vancouver
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