Filthy Rags



“Filthy Rags” features dimensional stories revealing facets of meaning.

A selection of recent oil paintings by Douglas Williamson produced at The Nerdrum School in Norway.

Douglas Williamson is a “Kitsch” painter.

The Kitsch Movement is an international movement of classical figurative painters, which define ‘kitsch’ on similar basis with Aristotle’s rationalized ‘Techne’.

The movement was born in 1998, upon a new philosophical understanding of kitsch – announced by Odd Nerdrum at his retrospective show at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo.

Kitsch motifs typically deal with the unchanging experiences of human life; sincere and narrative figurative painting.

Douglas has completed residencies at The Banff Centre among many other notable workshops and was a recipient of an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant for his studies.

The artist will be in attendance.

  • OPENING: May 5th
  • 5 PM – 9 PM
  • RUNS UNTIL: May 14th

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