Dave Todaro: Switch
September 15th to October 15th, 2011
Dave Todaro‘s work is about relationships and in the case of “Switch”, his newest series of paintings, the work is about the relationship between mankind, electricity, and the natural world.
At first glance, the natural world and bevy of infrastructure that delivers electricity to us could not be more distinct, but one only needs to drive into the countryside outside of Montreal to see that the network that powers the city is now as inseparable from the land as the rivers. The acrylic on wood panel paintings juxtapose industrial and natural imagery as a means of drawing a connection between man and the natural world.
Dave Todaro wishes to remind the viewer, “The flip of a switch puts into motion a series of actions which inevitably affect the peoples, wildlife, and the chemical balance of the world in which we live.”