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Pop Funk Paintings
1965-1969
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  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.
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                                                       Also a strong influence was that of Jack Wise whose calligraphic works influenced me to do a series of  Mandalas.
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                                                       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.to View

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             Neo-Cubism, oil on canvas,1966
 30" sq.

Block House
oil on panel, 1966


Plateau in Deep Space
enamel on canvas,1967
  48" sq

Parting
 acrylic on canvas, 1966
 30" sq.

Monolith
acrylic on panels, 1966
  24" x 30"

Western Collision #2
acrylic on canvas, 1967
48" x 36"

Large Nothing
acrylic on canvas, 1967
60" x 54"

Starscape 2
oil on panel, 1967
48" x 40"

Pyramidology
acrylic on shaped canvas,1967
60" x 72"





Pyramidology - 2
acrylic on canvas, 1967
48" x 36"

Evening Song
acrylic on panel,1967

14" x 6"


Vista Vision
acrylic on canvas, 1967
28" ea.side
 
Transcending Space
acrylic on canvas, 1967
60" x 54"

Starscape
acrylic on panel, 1967
48" x 40"

Sea Tantra 
acrylic on canvas,1967
66" x 54"

Western Collision #1
  acrylic on canvas, 1967
60" x 54"
Collection of Intermedia Press, Vancouver



Coffee Coloured Nose Cone (for Duchamp)
acrylic on canvas, 1968
54" ea. side

Cold Front
acrylic on canvas  4' x 5'  1967


Rainbowling Alley
acrylic on canvas,1968
54" ea. side

The Way Back

acrylic on canvas, 1968
54" ea. side
(Private Collection, Vancouver)

Tower
acrylic on canvas,1968
60" x 12"
Lost

Cloud Pyramid
acrylic on canvas, 1968
60" x 36"
Lost



Not-so-Watertight Container
acrylic on canvas, 1968
36" diameter

 Lost
 
Landlocked 
acrylc on canvas, 1967
54' x 48"
Coast Art Trust Collection, University of Victoria





Birthday Rain
acrylic on camvas, side  1968
54" ea. side
Sold,  Private Collection, Ontario


Chocolate Cream Nostalgia
acrylic on canvas, 1968
72" x 54"
Sold,  Private Collection, Ontario


Rainbow and Sphere
  mixed media, 1968
Lost




Untitled
   acrylic on plexiglass, 1968
42" x 80"
Lost


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




Hidden Colour
acrylic on canvas,1969
60" ea. side
Lost
                          

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