I AM MARSH
Exhibition Dates: March 7 - 28, 2012
Reception: Thursday March 8, 6-9 pm
Su Sheedy's "POND" paintings come from a body of work which investigates cellular memory and our visceral response to texture. As layers of beeswax are gouged into or poured onto, her random and rowdy markings exist as tangible forms, visual labyrinths, territories to be traversed without a fixed plan or bearing. Like fossils, remaining physical evidence urges us to relate. Risk taking, collapse, aggression, spontaneity, and connection all come to mind in these quickening and vigorous environments.
"My goal is to conjure primal yearnings from textural gestures."
Since she began painting in 2001, Sheedy has marshaled her fascination with surface effects and her assured colour sense into a very active art practice. Unsurprisingly, given the tactility of her work, she cites the art of Paterson Ewen and Cy Twombly as formative influences. Sheedy's work has appeared on TV shows, Movies, and Documentaries. She has taught workshops and given lectures in her medium. She has been Chief hanger and Adjudicator in several Art Exhibitions and is represented by Muse Gallery; Toronto, Terence Robert Gallery; Ottawa, Whistler Village Art Gallery; Whistler, B.C., and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario.
Su Sheedy is based in Kingston, Ontario and has been exhibiting across Canada. Her work can be found in collections in Canada and the USA.
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