Corporate Collection, Ontario.
Gallery One, Toronto.
Texas-born and Toronto-based, Harold Feist is a senior Canadian abstract painter, whose modulated surfaces span the colour spectrum from subtle to bold. Feist's early works such as Baja (1971) explore the possibilities of the grid, while later investigations take up the form of the spoked wheel and the fan. Recent paintings – Excolo (2010) and Heat Wave (2011) – are poured, washed, dripped, and layered, exulting in the liquid washes of paint across the canvas's surface. Feist's career was showcased in a 2011 exhibition and catalogue, Between Decisiveness and Discovery: The Paintings of Harold Feist, held in Vancouver and Toronto. Among his other extensive exhibitions, he participated in 2001's notable assembly of masterworks, Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection. The famous modernist writer's personal selection is just one of the dozens of private and public collections worldwide to include Feist's work, which has toured Canada, the U.S, and Europe in group and solo exhibitions.