REBECCA CHAPERON: CAVE PAINTINGS
Rebecca Chaperon’s paintings act as a means of storytelling, where surreal landscapes populated by mysterious figures meet flat geometry, with emotive undercurrents. In the exhibition Cave Paintings, Chaperon treats her subject matter, the cave, as an existential metaphor, representing the ambiguous, uncertain, and difficult periods in our lives. It is an imagined psychological space where introspection and transformation take place. When we inhabit the cave, it facilitates a shift in our perception of the world. Like the figures in her paintings, we emerge into a world that may feel like another dimension: vibrant, stunning, and unfamiliar. However, it is not the landscape that has changed, it is ourselves.
Born in England in 1978, Chaperon graduated from Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2002. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has recently shown in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Exhibition Runs September 2 – October 14, 2017
Reception: Sunday September 17, 2 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday October 1, 2 p.m.
Image credit: Detail of Shadow Self, Rebecca Chaperon, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36”, 2017. The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.