"After more than a century of Modernism who would have thought of, or expected this work by a new Vancouver visual artist- Amelia Alcock-White?
What is it? Given, it's Postmodern painting! Yet it is innocent; it is naive;
it speaks of love, not hate! It is sweet! It is life-enhancing!
It is a combination of representationalism, realism; naturalism, and takes the form of illustrational depictions of happiness using stylized, personal exaggerations and distortions. It is Post-Surrealism!
Her technical virtuosity more than adequately presents her perception and cognition of an ideal romantic world in which she is both instigator and willing participant, but who is that lucky guy?"
DENNIS BURTON, Painter & Teacher
Dennis Burton graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1956, continuing his art studies at University of Southern California and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. After teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts, he was invited to the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design as Artist-In-Residence, became a full-time instructor in 1980 and taught until 2003. He has had countless solo and group exhibitions spanning six decades. His paintings are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
9/ 14/ 04