Gillian_Richards_Melting

Gillian Richards

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Melting | 26″ x 32″ | Acrylic on panel This painting is part of an ongoing series that emerged from looking at the façades of houses in my Vancouver neighbourhood. With their unpeopled yards and driveways, I am intrigued by the vague feeling of voyeurism that results from looking at these private spaces from the public space of a sidewalk. …

Cheryl_Wilson_Smith_Granite-and-Lichen

Cheryl Wilson-Smith

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Granite and Lichen | 8″ x 13″ x 13″| Glass and cement I am surrounded by the graceful intensity of granite skillfully embellished by lichens. They have been here long before me and will be here long after. Through trying to recreate a sensation of this, I am privileged to contemplate the passage of time, genetic memory and the evanescence …

Deborah_Wachter_Kitchen-Party

Deborah Wachter

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Kitchen Party | 12″ x 36″ | Acrylic on canvas “Kitchen Party” is a genre piece which depicts a traditional Canadian social gathering. The image is made twisted or surreal by the employment of modern panoramic technology while speaking to the past through the application of paint on canvas. facebook.com/dwachter

Brad_Turner_Redundant-Vessels-Pair

Brad Turner

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Redundant Vessels (Pair) | 22″ x 16″ x 8″| Handblown glass “Redundant Vessels” are comprised of hand-blown glass pieces that fit and stack together. More than the sum of the parts, these objects begin as an exploration in form, colour and transparency. They go on to reveal an ambiguity that denotes figurative forms, functionality, interior space, and a hint of …

Patrick_Treacy_Monarchs

Patrick Treacy

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Monarchs | 48″ x 48″ | Oil on canvas “Monarchs” is based on the classical Greek myth of Actaeon, in which a Goddess turns a transgressive hunte into a stag. I relocate this metamorphosis to the boreal forest I knew as a child: a place that contains narratives of colonial trespass, exploration and settlement, as well as human and non-human …

Diana_Thorneycroft_Guard-on-the-edge-of-the-forest-and-the-night

Diana Thorneycroft

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DENIS LONGCHAMPS – $2,000 Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term …

Corri_Lynn_Tetz_Shadow

Corri-Lynn Tetz

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Shadow | 36″ x 42″ | Oil on canvas Corri-Lynn Tetz is best known for her inventive figuration, melding bodies and landscape through paint and intuitive material explorations. The painting “Shadow” explores the pull towards mystical experience and was made with the generous support of the Conseil des Art et des Lettres du Québec. corrilynntetz.com

Alison_Shields_Studio-Conversations-Adam-Gunns-Studio

Alison Shields

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Studio Conversations: Adam Gunn’s Studio | 22″ x 30″ | Oil on canvas Shields’ recent body of work emerged from a research project that took her across Canada, visiting over 125 artists in their studios. Following that journey, she created paintings of those spaces while re-listening to the interviews with the artists, thus extending that conversation and bringing it back …

Kae_Sasaki_I-know-a-bank-where-the-wild-thyme-blows

Kae Sasaki

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows | 48″ x 48″ | Oil and patina over metal-leaf on panel The way we interpret and represent images, replaying and examining them endlessly, is critical to our perspective. I wanted to play with the shifting locus of memory and the blurring of reality by mixing, re-shuffling and juxtaposing multiple splices …

Sean_Ross_Stripped-Trailer

Sean Ross

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Stripped Trailer | 20″ x 30″ | Chromogenic print A weathered trailer spills its contents into the foreground. Photographed in isolation, it appears as a diorama. It is a blueprint of lives once lived and the things that have been left behind. The image is a reflection on consumption, transient identities, and the modern human footprint. sean-ross-4cz3.squarespace.com