Jeff Tutt’s approach to painting is a simple one. Using household paint Tutt lays a coloured ground on a well proportioned rectangle, which he divides, with one line, into a form. He then fills this form with a heavily pigmented acrylic black. And repeat. He takes his inspiration from the Ancient Greek myth of the first painting; a young maid of Corinth traces the silhouette of her lover onto a wall the eve before he departs for war. The story speaks of desire, loss, of a single moment and time eternal. Filter this straightforward approach and melodramatic tale through a mind steeped in late twentieth century pop culture, and a good Canadien education, you get Jeff Tutt’s theatrical abstractions.