Trick of the Eye

Trevor Gould | Johannesburg, South Africa
First Floor, The Origin (169 Enterprise)
Materials: Plywood + plaster + plexiglass + paint

Trevor Gould is a sculptor based out of Montréal, born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has made Montréal his home since the early 1990’s and teaches sculpture at Concordia University. He was also a Stiftungs Professor in 2003 at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main, Germany. Gould has a diploma in art from the Johannesburg College of Art, a degree in sociology from the University of South Africa and an MA on contemporary Canadian sculpture from Carleton University.

Over the past decade, Gould’s art has been featured at public galleries across Canada and he exhibits on a regular basis in Europe. Among the numerous permanent collections retaining Gould’s work are the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Gaia Cuneo Foundation in Italy, the Art Gallery of Ottawa, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Gould has also exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and South Africa.

He has recently finished Three Dimensional Blur with Digital Wind and Accessories. This project builds on the narrative ideas of his works The Leaf Thief and his sculpture Trick of the Eye; an interrogation of the relationship between landscape and identity and a critique of the persisting imperialist exploitation of natural resources.

To sum up his artistic philosophy he has said: “I work from the insight that sculpture is a form of social material and that my exhibitions involve the production of artwork that can be viewed as a form of cultural research”.

His sculpture Trick of the Eye, on display at the Remington Contemporary Art Gallery in Downtown Markham, is a 3D rendering of a giraffe that he has transported from South Africa to his new Canadian home.

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