Jay Senetchko
The Burial of Saint Lucy
Oct 2 - 24 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2, 6-9pm
2130 Yew Street, Vancouver

The Burial of Saint Lucy, 2008
Oil on Canvas ,89 3/4" x 64 1/2"

On display at the Vivarium Gallery from October 2nd - 24th is a large scale oil painting, titled 'The Burial of St. Lucy', by Vancouver based artist Jay Senetchko. Please join us at our reception party on Saturday, October 2nd from 6-9pm to view the work and meet the artist.

While referencing history in a contemporary work of art risks alienating viewers, Senetchko's intention and hope is that his paintings will provoke an inquisitive response.

The Burial of St. Lucy is one painting in Senetchko's Apologia series. Apologia uses elements of iconic visual and literary works of art to invoke a contemplative ‘old-world’ look and feel. Elements from various art historical moments, periods, individual painters, specific paintings and literary works, along with philosophies of art, are combined to express a mood, an attitude, an idea, or thought about the past. The series represents a sort of visual “defense” of the tradition that has inspired, saddened, outraged, bemused and otherwise nurtured him.

To learn more of Jay's work please visit his website and contact the Jacana Gallery for details about his upcoming Still Life exhibition in 2011.