Paper passionsotis tamasauskas at Contor Gallery (51 Yonge) to June 29. 416-535-4766. Rating: NNNN
otis tamasauskas is a printmak-ing wizard. Using technologies commonly associated with the creation of multiples, Tamasauskas creates dazzlingly original and in many cases unique works on paper that are as technically astonishing as they are jaw-droppingly beautiful.
He'd fallen off the T-dot map while between agents, as the euphemism goes, but this downtime has been anything but dry.
Tamasauskas's comeback show, at the 100-per-cent non-commercial Contor Gallery (the venue's owner shows artists he deems "worthy," on a seemingly subjective basis), reveals that perhaps this master lithographer should have been marketing himself as a sculptor all along.
The show's run has been extended by a full month, and dealer Geraldine Davis has rehung the exhibit with some brand new, and very desirable, new works hot off the stone.