Monday, March 24, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions!

OCAD Alumni Association Exhibition 
April 3-6 at the Gladstone Hotel
Opening Reception April 3rd, 7-10pm


The Love Art Fair
May 7-11, at the Direct Energy Center, Toronto
Private view May 7th

Check out the Love Art Blog where you can see my interview with Shahrzad Ghorban :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Artist's Statement

I thought I'd give some insight into my current work by sharing a short artist's statement. :)

Erin Loree's recent paintings reflect her fascination with the transience of nature and its ability to remind us of the constant transformation within ourselves. Through the traditional process of applying oil paint on canvas, she investigates layers of human existence while exploring themes of personal transformation and self-identity. 

Working expressively by combining diffused gradients with thick and visceral marks, she creates human or ghost-like forms and ones that resemble anthropomorphized natural phenomena such as mountains, caves, volcanoes and waterfalls. Notions of impermanence are also expressed through her handling of paint as it appears to undergo a process of metamorphosis, melting and folding into itself. Although the paint is used to create a static image, she applies it in such a way as to suggest forms that are fluid and ever-changing. 

By investigating Jung's idea that the self or observer shapes and perceives the world in his own image - seeing no boundary between the self and the external reality - Loree has gained a deeper understanding of how the external world can mirror the inner processes of the individual. In her work, she attributes human form, characteristics or emotions to non-man made objects, such as the forces of nature, as a means of seeing them as myth, allowing resolution outside the self to reflect what is happening within.

Friday, March 14, 2014

CFA Gallery is introducing so many wonderful artists! Make sure you can check out the work in the exhibition From Yesterday to Tomorrow. The exhibition will continue until March 30th!

Above: Sang-Jin Lee, and my two pieces, Snakes and Rethink it over

Here's one of my favourite artists in the show, Sang-Jin Lee:

Acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
Oil on canvas
50" x 40"

Oil on canvas
36" x 30"

The north side of trees
Oil and spray paint on canvas
30" x 36"

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Keeping things fresh.... testing out some new materials! :D

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ember Mind
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Waddingstons Canadian Contemporary Art Auction

Hey everyone, there are only four more days until you can bid on my painting, In the thick of it, at the Waddingtons Canadian Contemporary Art Auction.

Click here to view the online auction:

In the thick of it
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"