Ted Fullerton: Memories and Visions
Ted Fullerton, Untitled #12, Memories and Visions, 1997, compressed charcoal, ink, oil and lithograph on paper, 57 x 76.5 cm. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre. Gift of the Artist, 2001. Photo: André Beneteau.
Memories and Visions
March 17 to June 30, 2018
Joan Lehman Gallery
Curator: Renée van der Avoird
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 7 to 9 pm
Four mixed-media drawings by senior Tottenham-based artist Ted Fullerton are featured in this Permanent Collection exhibition. Selected from the artist’s Memories and Visions series (1997), each drawing is composed directly over top of the same black-and-white lithograph. In his signature rough-hewn, gestural style, Fullerton applies combinations of conté, acrylic, oil, and crayon to the lithograph, which depicts two of his recurring archetypes: the tree and the profile of a man. While their shared source lends the drawings a similar compositional makeup, each one introduces a unique iconography, rife with symbolic and mythological references derived from the artist’s subconscious.