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Overland, Underland

Friday, January 28, 2022 7:43 AM - 9:43 PM

You are invited to Overland, Underland at the N/A Gallery!
Overland, Underland is Paige Quinn's solo art exhibition hosted by the Necessary Arts collective downtown Guelph from January 24th to February 7th, 2022.

The N/A Gallery is in the art walkway at 84 Wyndham Street N, and all artworks are viewable by the street.

Paige Quinn is a self-taught artist who currently lives and works in Guelph, ON. Her artworks are inspired by spending large amounts of time outdoors studying the unusual shapes in nature, as well as the weird and wonderful characters who inhabit her consciousness. Her technical background is in ecology, which has greatly influenced her practice. She is looking forward to her upcoming artist residency this February at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island.

Paige Quinn’s paintings draw from personal memories as well as culturally embedded themes of ecological spirituality, femininity and presence. In her artwork, Paige has been exploring the idea of reuniting and reconnecting with nature, either in relationships, in death, or in bodily transformation. The figures in her paintings are caught in the act of transformation and spiritual catharsis, becoming whole again as they connect to the earth and other creatures. They move and blend with their background in a process to become closer spiritually with the unknown. The arches in the artworks allude to the turning of life and how everything that comes from the earth must again return to the earth. Paige’s paintings often draw from her experience tree planting in Northern British Columbia and her background in Ecology.



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