Friday, December 16, 2011

IN THE NEWS - Holiday Show

Annual Holiday Show at Parts Gallery

Until Dec. 24, 1150 Queen St. E., Toronto

On the other side of town, Parts Gallery is showcasing works that range in price from $50 to $500, with a focus on Gary Clement’s thoroughly nutty ink-on-paper musings.
The static equivalent of a stand-up comedian, Clement alternates between broad stroke (literally and figuratively) parodies of contemporary mores to quieter, sad-sack-with-a-grin jabs at human frailty, hubris, and the lumpy resignations of adult life. Underneath all his giggling, however, Clement is an assured draftsman, an artist who knows when to zero in and when to spin outward, pinpoint or relax focus. If only he would do a line of cards, he’d make a fortune.

-R.M. Vaughan - Globe and Mail Dec. 16, 2011