I Can’t See The Bullets
Opening September 9th, 2011 from 7-10pm
In I Can’t See The Bullets, artist Adam Tragakis explores both the technique of his evolving painting practice as well as the impact of modes of surveillance pervading our contemporary society. Choosing elements related in varying degrees to Canadian identity and experience, Tragakis provides a loose narrative to provoke awareness of how we move through our daily lives, constantly located by one device or another. Tragakis highlights elements that often form and shape or lives and how we perceive situations, ourselves and others. Some of these elements are more direct than others, from exploring the compulsive shutter snap of point and shoot cameras to the iconic emblem on the silver dollar and our currency system. Softened by a technique of slightly obscuring the subject of his work, Tragakis alludes to the ephemeral nature of images, changing form and meaning as we experience their various facets.
Adam Tragakis is a Canadian artist, currently based in Toronto. Tragakis received his BFA from the University of British Columbia. I can’t See the Bullets marks his first exhibition with LE Gallery.