May 25, 2022 11:00 am - June 25, 2022 5:00 pm
Artful : The Gallery, Courtenay

This is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Daniel Needham. Needham has a wide range of artistic production, from sculpting in marble to painting on black velvet. Describing his work as post-Catholic, Needham finds inspiration in his dismay about the stories he was told as a boy. He now derives great pleasure in re-interpreting and re-illustrating these tales to deliver a more humanist (and humorous) version. His keen intelligence, sardonic humour, and acerbic perspective serve him well as he levels his gaze squarely at the sacred icons of culture. He is unflinching as he pokes fun, and as precise in his execution as a surgeon. These highly irreverent objects of art challenge and provoke with the graceful sword edges of humour and humanity.