Ripened Off the Vine
Mar 24
Apr 11 2022
exhibition in-person

‘Ripened Off the Vine’ brings together a recent series of paper collages by Toronto-based artist David Woodward. Made using imagery cut from old books and magazines about the environment, wildlife and design, works in the exhibition reflect a composite visual world of anachronistic figures, spaces and iconography that allude to themes of metamorphosis, duality and interconnectedness. Reflecting on the coded ways that queer existences and perspectives surface throughout history, ‘Ripened Off the Vine’ contemplates alternate narratives and mythologies that together suggest not a fabricated or imagined history, but a hidden real one that might have always existed. Divorced from their original context, cut-outs of rock, landscape and foliage move beyond their initial representations and coalesce into new structures and forms – some colour fields, some composite-images, and some fragments standing alone like emblems or monuments, speaking to the erosion of time and the lost relevance of their former incarnations.

Monday to Friday: 9am–6:30pm
Saturday: 9am–3:30pm
Sunday: Closed

In lieu of a reception, there will be drop-in hours to meet the artist on Saturday, March 26 and Saturday, April 2 between 12–3pm.


David Woodward



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“The Hunt” - David Woodward, 2021, paper collage, 15.75” x 23”
“Shadows and Light” - David Woodward, 2021, paper collage 17” x 23”
“The Way It Was, The Way It Will Be” - David Woodward, 2021, paper collage, 22” x 30”