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Pop Funk Paintings
1965-1969
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             Neo-Cubism, oil on canvas, 1965

Block House
oil on panel, 1966

Plateau in Deep Space
enamel on canvas, 4' sq. 1967

Parting
 acrylic on canvas, 1966

Monolith
acrylic on panels  24" x 30" 1966

Western Collision #2
acrylic on canvas 3' x 4'  1967

Large Nothing
acrylic on canvas, 5' x 4', 1967

Starscape 2
oil on panel, 3' x 4', 1967

Pyramidology
acrylic on shaped canvas 5' x 6', 1967





Pyramidology - 2
acrylic on canvas 3.5' x 4.5, 1967


Evening Song
acrylic on panel, 6" x 14" 1967


Vista Vision
acrylic on canvas, 28" ea.side, 1967
 
Transcending Space
acrylic on canvas,  4' x 4.5 1967

Starscape
acrylic on panel, 3.5' x 4', 1967

Sea Tantra 
acrylic on canvas, 4.5' x 5.5' 1967

Western Collision #1
  acrylic on canvas, 4' x 5', 1967
Collection of Intermedia Press, Vancouver


Coffee Coulored Nose Cone (for Duchamp)
acrylic on canvas, 4'6" ea. side, 1968

Cold Front
acrylic on canvas  4' x 5'  1967

Rainbowling Alley
acrylic on canvas  4'6" ea. side  1968

The Way Back

acrylic on canvas  1968 4'6" ea. side
(Private Collection, Vancouver)
(below)  WORKS SOLD OR LOST


Tower
acrylic on canvas, 5' x 1', 1968
Sold

Cloud Pyramid
acrylic on canvas, 5' x 3', 1968
Sold



Not-so-Watertight Container
acrylic on canvas, 3' x 3', 1968

 Lost or destoyed
 
Landlocked 
acrylc on canvas, 4' x 4.5', 1967
Coast Art Trust Collection, University of Victoria





Birthday Rain
acrylic on camvas  4' 6" ea. side  1968
Sold,  Private Collection, Ontario


Chocolate Cream Nostalgia
acrylic on canvas  4.5' x 6'  1968
Sold,  Private Collection, Ontario


Rainbow and Sphere
  mixed media  4' x 4' 1968
Lost or destoyed




Untitled
   acrylic on plexiglass  3.5' x 7'  1968
Lost or destoyed


Rainbow Filter-Kings
acrylic on canvas  4'6" ea. side  1968
Sold, Private Collection, Ontario




Hidden Colour
acrylic on canvas  5.5' ea. side  1969
Lost or destoyed

 
                    The paintings, drawings, and collages I made between 1967 and 1969 were a period of apprenticeship with Vancouver artist, Gary Lee Nova, who was just
                    back from studying  in the UK when I met him and began collaborating together on multi media projects with the Al Neil Trio at the Sound Gallery.
Lee Nova had made
                    a unique synthesis of Pop, west coast funk and
a kind of  Tantric geometry.

                    
Also a strong influence was that of Jack Wise, whose calligraphic works influenced  me to do a series of  Mandalas.

                    From 1967-68, I worked alongside Lee Nova in an old bulding on Powell St., later known as the New Era Social Club. There  I experimented with shapes like elongated
                    diamonds, or pyramids, with rainbows, and Op Art polka dots. Under the mentorship of  Lee Nova I developed a neo-surrealistic brand of Pop-influenced landscape painting.

                     Before meeting Lee Nova,I had worked on a series of geometric paintings  influenced by British and  European artists of the early '60s such as Victor Vasarely, Richard
                     Moretensen, Victor Pasmore and Arturo Bonfanti.

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