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Gord Bond

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I Watered Them But It Was Too Damn Sunny (2018), mixed media on canvas, 76x102cm
There Was A Time When I Wanted To Be A Cowboy (2018), acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 51x76cm
Nobody Was As Surprised As Me (2018), acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 91x122cm
It Was Fun Until All Rust And Holes Showed Up (2018), mixed media on canavs, 91x91cm
I Was Going To Eat The Worm But Now We Are Friends (2018), mixed media on canvas, 51x61cm
Untitled Drawing 1 (2018), mixed media on paper, 21x30cm
Untitled Drawing 3 (2018), mixed media on paper, 21x30cm
Untitled Drawing 4 (2018), mixed media on paper, 21x30cm
Gord Bond’s work stems from a fascination with the human bodily form – particularly the face. Influenced by the likes of Philip Guston, whose cartoonish representations of lugubrious, idiosyncratic characters and body parts were created as a direct response against the work of abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock working at the time. Like Guston’s figures, Bond’s characters are somewhat reductive yet highly expressive and, despite bright orange noses, purple cheeks, blue eyebrows and red lips, manage not to look clownish or overly comical. Instead, they are depicted in loose narratives with a delicate sense of play. An artist focussed on the materiality of paint, Bond allows mistakes and bad decisions to become part of the fabric of his work; vestiges of past forms sit like bruises below the surface, pushing to break through.

GORD BOND (b. 1989, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Originally studying Science at McMaster University, he switched majors and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2012, then with a Masters of Fine Arts from York University in 2014. Solo exhibitions include: 'Almost Human Nature', Carnegia Gallery, Dundas, Canada (2017); 'What Are We Waiting For?', Oswald Gallery, Hamilton, Canada (2016); 'Kin or Close Enough', McMaster’s Fitzhenry Atrium, Hamilton, Canada (2016); and 'Trying Not to Die', AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2014). Group exhibitions include: 'The Crowd', Maiden LA Public Installation, Los Angeles, USA (2017); 'One Horse Town', Prop Haus, Hamilton, Canada (2017); 'Hot Properties', Casino Artspace, Hamilton, Canada (2017); and 'Worked Over', Oswald Gallery, Hamilton, Canada (2017).

Gord Bond’s work stems from a fascination with the human bodily form – particularly the face. Influenced by the likes of Philip Guston, whose cartoonish representations of lugubrious, idiosyncratic characters and body parts were created as a direct response against the work of abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollock working at the time. Like Guston’s figures, Bond’s characters are somewhat reductive yet highly expressive and, despite bright orange noses, purple cheeks, blue eyebrows and red lips, manage not to look clownish or overly comical. Instead, they are depicted in loose narratives with a delicate sense of play. An artist focussed on the materiality of paint, Bond allows mistakes and bad decisions to become part of the fabric of his work; vestiges of past forms sit like bruises below the surface, pushing to break through.

GORD BOND (b. 1989, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Originally studying Science at McMaster University, he switched majors and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2012, then with a Masters of Fine Arts from York University in 2014. Solo exhibitions include: 'Almost Human Nature', Carnegia Gallery, Dundas, Canada (2017); 'What Are We Waiting For?', Oswald Gallery, Hamilton, Canada (2016); 'Kin or Close Enough', McMaster’s Fitzhenry Atrium, Hamilton, Canada (2016); and 'Trying Not to Die', AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2014). Group exhibitions include: 'The Crowd', Maiden LA Public Installation, Los Angeles, USA (2017); 'One Horse Town', Prop Haus, Hamilton, Canada (2017); 'Hot Properties', Casino Artspace, Hamilton, Canada (2017); and 'Worked Over', Oswald Gallery, Hamilton, Canada (2017).