Phil Irish Visual Artist

  1. Current Exhibition:

  2. Phil Irish Precipice

  3. Dec 1 - Dec 24; January 2 - 30
    Reception: Friday December 11, 7-11 pm (part of Hamilton's Art Crawl)
    Artists Talk:
    Sunday January 17, 2 pm

    B contemporary
    226 James Street North
    Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3

    Irish's collaged paintings assert the need for transformation. Mountain peaks meet explosive patterns of colour that reflect our hunger for speed and fossil-fueled dynamism. Known for his architecturally scaled, painterly assemblages, this exhibition foregrounds Irish new aluminum constructions. A rich sense of painterly process meets the ferocity of slicing, extracting, and assembling. Out of the shards, new possibilities arise.

    Phil Irish studied at York (MFA) and Guelph (BA). He has exhibited at artist-run, public, and commercial galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada, Oakville Galleries, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and Cambridge's Idea Exchange. Group exhibitions across Canada and the United States have featured his work. His work was included at the Quebec City Biennial, and twice shortlisted for the Kingston Portrait Prize. He has developed new work during residencies in Newfoundland, Quebec, and most recently The Banff Centre. Irish teaches studio at Redeemer University College, Ancaster.

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm

    David Brace, B contemporary