Ink, on paper, on the walls with accoutrements

Ink, on paper, on the walls with accoutrements
Kim Moodie and Wyn Geleynse
April 20-30, 2022

Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday 2:00-7:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm

Kim and Wyn have known each other since the late 20th century. Their friendship has developed over the subsequent years, as have their ideas and resultant works. They have never been really complimentary in their ideas, or style, but share a philosophy about their individual commitment to work production, working in series, trusting their intuitions, and presenting their work in professional settings. Both collect iconic imagery, utilizing illustrated books, manuscripts, model kits and toys. They identify with Roland Barthes statements that toys represent the adult values of societies, and help teach children to identify and accept those values. A sense of “ play” is part of each artist’s work.

Wyn Geleynse’s first two loves were drawing and photo based image making which he pursued for many years ignoring drawing, except for idea notations. In 2009 he purchased a 100’ foot roll of cheap white bond paper that he installed in his studio like a window blind with the intent to start drawing again using dollar store brushes and India ink. His drawings in this show mostly date from 2019, ten years after that start.

Kim Moodie frequently works in ink, using a process called “automatism.” He buys numerous sheets of the same paper and considers the weight, scale and ink absorption as part of his methodology. He has a large toy collection and often uses and adapts them as a basis for images in his drawings. He sometimes uses stencils, but the majority of his drawings are made free style, allying mind and hand.

Wyn Geleynse, Ever Ready
ink, graphite, watercolour and tin buttons on paper
12″ x 9″
Kim Moodie, bobbiddiboo
ink on paper
24″ x 18″