These triptychs are an examination of place, the place is the neighbourhood and community that I have lived in my whole life. Because of this, I have observed the transformation of what was essentially a working class community into a middle class neighbourhood. The abstracted digital photographs represent the commercial growth of the surrounding area. The small maps in the centre of the triptych are memory maps of the places and spaces that I spent time in during my youth. Having the memory maps sandwiched between the two photographs sets up a formal dialogue between the hand drawn linocut prints and the digital photographs.
Gerard currently serves as the Education and Outreach Curator with Veith Street Gallery Studio Association in Halifax.
Along with his BFA and B.Ed – Visual Arts Specialist, Gerard also has an M.Ed in Adult Education from Mount Saint Vincent University (2000)