Monday, April 25, 2011

Larry Eisenstein and Eric Farache at loop

loop Gallery is pleased to announce upcoming exhibitions by loop members Larry Eisenstein entitled Doodactic, and Eric Farache entitled Life Lessons opening on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Larry Eisenstein quotes Philip Guston, The Chicago Panel, 1958 "...I think that every real painter wants to be, and his greatest desire is to be a realist, in the sense that you want to make concrete, with your material, with your matter, with your form, how you feel. ...if you eliminated the word abstract, made it illegal, like a penalty, you know, to use the word abstract, nonobjective, nonfigurative, then you'd have to about how different they are. Or else not talk about them but feel the difference."

Eisenstein is a visual artist obsessed with making marks. He is compulsively driven to exploit line in his work. Eisenstein lives and works in Toronto where he is a sometimes teacher, art director, illustrator and writer.

Eric Farache's Life Lessons, is a meditation on childhood watercolour and ink paintings play with fantasy, doodle, GI Joes and 1970s pornography.  Eric Farache’s work utilizes a distinct visual language drawing heavily from personal experience creating a new grand contemporary mythology. Narrative rich, this work juxtaposes childhood coming of age and a frank sexuality. Themes told by blending disparate images, characters and objects lending a Surrealist logic to these highly detailed quirky watercolours.

Eric Farache was born in 1971.  He received a MFA from the University of Leeds, is an Alumni of OCAD, and lives and works in Toronto. Trained in classical painting techniques, he has been working in photography for the past 10 years. Eric works in elaborate sketchbooks as part of his artist practice, he has recently returned to painting larger works.  Visit his website at, or his blog at

Please join the artists and author in celebrating the opening reception on Saturday, April 30th from 2-5 pm.

Learn more during a Question & Answer Session with the artists at loop moderated by David Jager and Mark Laliberte on Sunday May 22nd from 2-4pm.