Arbor Nimbus: Joseph Catalano and Matthew Catalano

August 5th, 2015 – September 10th, 2015

This father/son exhibition features two generations of artists and juxtaposes traditional and digital painting. Oshawa painter Joseph Catalano explores the Canadian landscape through colour and form, filtered through a Modernist lens. His son, Matthew Catalano, works exclusively in digital mediums using a tablet and stylus. He takes a purely abstract approach utilizing a series of symbols and motifs.

Arbor Nimbus translates in Latin to “tree cloud”. The tree represents the landscape grounded in tradition and individuality, while the cloud symbolizes atmosphere and continuum. The work by these two artists intends to compliment and challenge each other while expanding and challenging the very notion of painting.