AID TO MEMORY #2
acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1981 on the overflap
108 ins x 67 ins; 274.3 cms x 170.2 cms
For many years, David Bolduc used what Gary Michael Dault described as a “trademark vertical thrust” to anchor his compositions. Dault recalls the artist telling him that this signature motif began as the hands of a watch pointing towards midnight. Over time, the “line of organizational force” became less rigid. In Aid to Memory this organizational force serves to enliven the picture plane and is in turn echoed by the colourful ladders that act, rather classically, as repoussoir elements to frame the compostion.
Gary Michael Dault “David Bolduc: Towards a More Interior Life”, David Bolduc: Days and Nights in the Forest, (catalogue), Christopher Cutts Gallery, 2010, unpaginated.
Circle Arts, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto