August 3 – August 24
We are excited to bring you ‘Split Vision’, the new joint show at Red Door Gallery, featuring new abstract works by two young emerging artists Shannon Taylor and Olivia Brouwer. Choose a beautiful thought-provoking piece for your home with prices starting at just $100!
Join us for the opening reception August 11, 2016 from 6–8pm for an evening of bold art and light refreshments. We hope to see you there!
About the artists
Shannon Taylor-Jones is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a major in Drawing and Painting. She is a painter working in a variety of media and works within painting, drawing, photography, spinning, dyeing, and knitting. She works with ideas of intuition and materiality in her practice which is an exploration of intuition as it applies to her personal experiences with mental illness. Shannon investigates materiality, colour, form, and the potential that painting has to satisfy in ways that language cannot; creating a personal language of intuition. She inserts herself into her work by creating in an immediate manner to achieve paintings that allow her to materialize her intuition. The performance of painting is an act without thought, where she is relying on her intuition and creating paintings where both the paint and canvas are present, communicating their physical materiality and tactility.
Olivia Brouwer is an award-winning emerging artist from Hamilton, Ontario, and is fresh out of the Art and Art History joint program at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College Institute of Technology. Olivia is permanently blinded in one eye and uses that as her inspiration to create works that share her complications of her lack of vision. Olivia draws inspiration from the Rorschach Inkblot test, and uses it as a metaphorical concept for communicating the connection between sight and perception within her work. The test is a psychological experiment where the participant deciphers what they see in a series of inkblots, which is decided based on their personality, tastes, and memories. In relation to the Inkblot series, the viewer is blind to the representation of the image reference and instead, the perception of the abstracted shapes determine the meaning and individual experience.