Allan Packer

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2019

Allan Packer is a Canadian-born artist/designer based out of Taos, New Mexico. He is known for his painted, shaped canvas, often motorized in kinetic motion, and modified architectural sculptural installations. He utilizes historical and scientific references, Hollywood popular culture, stagecraft, and the toy industry as conceptual bases in his approach to multi-medium sculpture, painting, and installation. As master printer for Dorset Fine Arts in Nunavut, Canada, Packer produced prints for Kananginak, Pitseolak, and Pudlo Pudlat. He has received several awards including Canada Council grants, an Artist Trust fellowship, and a USA Artists project grant. His residencies include the Pilchuck Glass School, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, NYC, Kohler Arts/Industry, Banff Centre for the Arts, and The Wurlitzer Foundation. Packer exhibits internationally and is represented in a host of public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum and Les Abbatoirs Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, France.

Fulcrum of Prescience

The Fulcrum of Prescience, 2011

canvas, paint, wood

The Fulcrum of Prescience defines the balance point between the sides of present and future, the very threshold of one moment to the next.  Five black and white sculptural paintings move between the walls, floors, and ceilings to create motion and tell a story.  Each sculpture has a different movement, representing distinct ways of calculating time – cycles, moment and infinity. The black and white paintings reference cultural mythology, species, time, gravity and presence that depict a fictional narrative.

 

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