Continuing his ‘Toronto Cycle’ series the paintings with the collective title 'Cadence and Discord (Traer los Sentidos)' are layered with references. Referring at once to the musical theories of Glenn Gould and the notion of the sublime in the writings of St Ignatius Loyola.
Cadence and Discord are terms equally applicable to aural and visual tonality. They can be perceived as essential to the fractures and assemblies that bring a painting to a successful conclusion. While engaged with the musical analogies, each one of these paintings also draws upon the palette and colour structures of a different artist, ranging from Giotto to Gauguin, Caulfield to Cezanne. In this instance the connection is to Patrick Caulfield, Paul Cezanne and Jean Dominique Ingres.