I was able to get some pictures from the Opening of Greg Lamarche and James Marshall’s recent 2 man exhibition at Show & Tell Gallery titled “Geometric Balance”. From looking at the pictures, the show delivered some very well executed artwork on paper and canvas from both artists. James Marshall also known as Dalek continues his journey from robotic forms into pure abstract linear imagery. The evolution and deconstruction of his past imagery has been sliced and encased one color at a time into loud symphonic, geometric abstract forms. If you were to look deeply enough you may see some resemblances of his past work. Although now they might be left more to your imagination than the actual rendering of past forms. Greg’s typographic based work is a nice mixture of collage forms design based themes. A nice contrast to the structured work of Marshall. Greg’s use of composition is my favorite portion of his work. His ability to utilize and juxtapoz typographic and abstract form together is amazing. Sticking true to letterform, yet being able to abstract the type through a masterful use of color. Greg has created some excellent pieces of artwork for this exhibition. Overall, we really think the gallery did a great job of showcasing 2 talented artists that complimented each others work. Their similar use of geometrical forms hard and soft edges is a staple of each’s work yet Greg and James each take a different path with their execution. Great Show. Here is an excerpt about the show from the gallery. Pictures courtesy of Gallery.


“The works on display, with their robust colours and sinuous lines, are a testament to the leading position Marshall and Lamarche occupy at the frontier of the new abstraction. The current impulse back towards abstracted forms and the spectral buzz of cleverly combined colours is brought to fruition by these artists. What Balance candidly demonstrates is that Marshall and Lamarche are successfully recalibrating the relationship between figure and abstraction without losing the primacy and critical content of their work. “