A couple weeks ago, Angell Gallery in Toronto opened a new solo from Gavin Lynch entitled Letting go is hard. A recent move east prompted a change in focus for the now Quebec-based artist’s paintings, and perhaps the title of the new body of work.

Lynch further explains – “My new home in western Quebec shifted my paintings’ focus. They have become more about the quotidian moments of living in the woods – the small things you notice when hiking, gardening or camping – rather than the epic and sublime moments I experienced in B.C’s wilderness. Living here helped me let go of my home landscape; it’s been an inspirational replacement.”

Photo credit: Alex Fischer, Peter Chan, the artist, and the gallery