Size: 19 x 27 inches
About the Poster: According to our friends at Wikipedia, "Thomas DeVany Forrestall CM ONS is a Canadian realist painter and brother of Michael Forrestall, a Canadian politician who served in both the Senate and House of Commons of Canada. Tom Forrestall was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia and studied with Alex Colville at Mount Allison University."
As a painter, Forrestall is as deeply interested in how we see as in what we see. He knows that as viewers, each of us brings to works of art both our conscious skills and ideas and our own range of subjective experience, of which we are only partly aware. Sometimes in approaching contemporary works of realism, we are tempted to puzzle out specific narratives or to read finite symbolic meanings into objects. Such calculated exercises in interpretation will always lead us astray. Paintings such as Forrestall's elude interpretation. They are not containers for meaning. Their truth resides in their stillness and in their ability to inspire stillness in us. (godardgallery.com)
This original vintage poster was designed to promote an exhibition in Bulgaria featuring the work of Forrestall. Overall good condition with a center fold and minor margin wear. (Please see photos)