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  • Todd Tremeer

    Todd Tremeer

  • Todd Tremeer

    Todd Tremeer

  • Todd Tremeer

    Todd Tremeer

  • Farhang Jalali

    Farhang Jalali

  • Farhang Jalali

    Farhang Jalali

  • Farhang Jalali

    Farhang Jalali

History Now

Todd Tremeer
Farhang Jalali

May 20 - July 9, 2017

Todd Tremeer’s paintings and sculptures reconstruct history to recall war’s representation in film, illustration and toys. These second hand depictions of historical narratives reveal both our obsession with the imagery of war and our desire to distance ourselves from it. “By representing the constructiveness of history, I allegorically suggest how our current military actions around the world may be represented in the future,” explains Tremeer.

Iranian born artist Farhang Jalali creates densely packed miniature drawings that reveal a childlike ambiguity towards violence and atrocity. The artist calls these drawings ‘Roozmarregis’, a Persian word that refers to daily events. “My work reflects the violent ways that humanity communicates and interacts in this age of anger,” says Jalali. “Interspersed among these dark images there are also images of hope, peace, care, love, life, happiness, friendship.”

Strife seems to be a constant in today’s depictions of international and interpersonal relations. Both of these artists accept that, but push back with images that are simultaneously optimistic and sombre.

Bowmanville based artist Todd Tremeer is a painter and printmaker with a lifelong fascination with museums, history and art. He has studied and traveled extensively in Europe. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Guelph and recently, completed his Master’s of Fine Arts at the University of Western Ontario. He frequently teaches art in the schools, in public galleries and has taught at various colleges and universities. His historical murals decorate the Main Street of Bowmanville.
http://www.toddtremeer.com/

Farhang Jalali was born in Shiraz, Iran. In 1988, during the Iran-Iraq War, he fled Iran to Pakistan, where he worked as a graphic designer. He immigrated to Canada in 1993, settling in London, Ontario. From 1997 to 2000, he attended the Fanshawe College, where he received a diploma in Fine Art. In addition to being an active participant in London's art community, he has shown his work throughout Ontario, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Vancouver, British Columbia.
http://www.farhangjalali.com/