Eisler will be exhibiting large stain paintings that have been painted on folded pieces of unprimed, unstretched canvas. Throughout his painting and folding procedure, which is the subject of his work, the process of making continually requires him to change his approach and alter his line of thought. The result of this method is an array of geometric forms and permutations that conspire unexpectedly on the surfaces of these double-sided canvases. Alongside the paintings, Eisler’s reflective mylar floor creates an altering effect which wildly distorts the work as well as the viewer.
John Eisler recently completed his MFA at the University of Guelph, 2008. He previously received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997, with a concentration in painting. He has had a number of solo-exhibitions at Paul Kuhn Fine Arts in Calgary, including: Calendar (2006) and Per second Per second (2004). Recent group exhibitions include: University of Guelph MFA Program Exhibition at Birch Libralato in Toronto (2007) and 5 Degrees at the Art Gallery of Calgary (2002).