If it ain’t Broke…

September 18, 2008

By Mike Landry
Patrick Neufeld's traditionally inspired "Deposition."

Christian Worthington's traditionally inspired "Deposition."

Seeking comfort in company, a group show between Winnipeg artists Christian Worthington and Patrick Neufeld was inevitable. Relics in a postmodern age, the artists share a deep theological concern in their art.

“If you see the show in person it becomes pretty obvious why the two of have a show together, because there’s just an old master consciousness to the images,” says Worthington. “You don’t do something once and then forget about it. Culture is built up by taking things of value and restating them over and over, every day”

Worthington’s traditional-styled paintings and Neufeld’s restrained print and encaustic works had made them aliens in a scene constantly seeking originality. On its own their work had a veneer of irony. Together the seriousness of their projects becomes apparent.

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