October 17, 2022 – December 13, 2022
Receiver Coffee Co.
128 Richmond Street
this town is small and Receiver Coffee are pleased to present Translations, a solo exhibition by Damien Worth.
This new series of paintings and digital prints explores the divide between reality and virtually constructed spaces. Worth uses AI and VR to augment his paintings into mutated ‘deep fakes’. He then paints these ‘translations’ as to root them back in the physical world. “I’ve become interested in creating work that depicts optical distortions – worlds viewed through a distorted lens or filter. The history of landscape painting is essentially a history of space, how we perceive it, and where things are against a horizon. At a moment in history when social systems are collapsing, the natural world is upending itself, and people are constantly checking out of a reality that is often too surreal to comprehend, I’m becoming invested in creating work that explores the spaces between truth and fiction.”
Damien Worth is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Belfast, Prince Edward Island/Epekwitk. Worth graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2011, and interest in experimental approaches to art production are focused in the media of painting, new media, video, and installation. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in national and international venues and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Worth has his work held in various private and public collections including the Confederation Centre Art Gallery permanent collection (PE), University of New Brunswick Art Centre permanent collection (NB),The Rooms provincial art bank (NL), The Prince Edward Island art bank (PE), and Global Affairs Art collection for embassies and consulate offices.
This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan.
7:30 am – 4:00 pm