Brad Todd's recent paintings concentrate on the paradoxical endeavour of both acknowledging their lost histories and positioning and articulating the painter's present experience. The unified modernist colour field is thus both evoked and deployed as fragmented and compromised. Todd specifies the once vacant plane of colour as both the site of the death throes of late modernism, and the locale of the bereft signifiers of fractured personal experience and memory. Relationships between the death and birth of imagery, erasure and memory, loss and recovery, the personal and historical are thus visually located as formal palpabilities.
Brad Todd will be receiving his diploma from the Alberta College of Art.