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David Gillanders

Discarded Books

Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 in. / 36 x 46 cm

I have seen a giant book, an illustrated compendium of the works of Michelangelo, used to support a desktop computer monitor. I have seen bins overflowing with books to be discarded. This painting depicts information systems of a former time. Like Meeting
, it is an image of beautiful relics. Paintings, like books, are an information systems rooted in the past. The medium here and its subject are cousins. The painting offers the books a radiant, eternal moment.

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We represent emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary art.

We handle custom framing on behalf of our collectors. We work with trusted framers based in Ottawa. Framing takes 2 to 3 weeks. Quotes are provided before fabrication.

We offer a complimentary service to deliver, hang, and install artwork for collectors in Ottawa.

For all other major Canadian cities we have a list of recommended art handlers.

We provide both domestic and international shipping. Quotes are prepared on a case by case basis depending on the size, weight, and medium of the artwork as well as its destination.

We are located in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood at the intersection of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue. Metered street parking is available infront of the gallery and 1-hour parking on the residential streets surrounding the gallery.