Dan Bergeron, aka fauxreel, had a show open last week at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. Faces of the City focuses on Dan’s recent series of portraits. There are some beautiful pieces on wood, but since this series really is all about the city and how the work interacts with the wall it’s on, Dan has also included a number of photographic prints showing the portraits as they looked outdoors. And I’m not sure how’s he’s done it because it is such a challenge, but Dan has managed that delicate balancing act of using found or otherwise distressed wood has his canvas without it seeming too contrived and fake. That’s not an easy thing to do, so I’m glad to see that Dan has pulled it off.
Photos courtesy of Show & Tell Gallery