Cecil Touchon: before the beginning

27 May - 12 June 2016

Internationally renowned artist Cecil Touchon creates elegant abstractions derived from the typographical tradition.  Employing collage and paint, Touchon's practice seamlessly merges ephemera with partial curvilinear letterforms, reminiscent of the early 20th century Constructivist and Synthetic Cubist movements.


In this solo exhibition, it is the artist's intent to deconstruct both the "word" and the "letter" so as to distill a more primordial form.  The artist burnishes the painted surface, exposing earlier layers of paper and paint that could serve as a metaphor associated with a timeline of life on earth.