MOTHER

EXHIBITION of Nov 29th 2019

Architecture contains many parallels with the human body. Along with its complex, intricate structure a building can convey a distinct personality.

 

Every space also contains a history. With each new resident, a structure may find renewed life—or slip into neglect. It exists in an ephemeral state—like transitory shapes and lines on a canvas. 

 

In my paintings, architectural elements frequently act as metaphors for personal memories. For instance, the painting Peace (in my last series of works) explores how a structure reveals its age, exposing itself through its patina, scars, strengths, and weaknesses.

 

I am particularly drawn to places that are not considered “home”. In our hometowns, we are surrounded by people who know us intimately. But in Canada’s dispersed metropolises, we are denied those personal connections.

 

My work encapsulates this sense of isolation and loss—the feeling one gets when thrust into new cultures, unfamiliar locations, or non-traditional workplaces.

 

Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact Annie Berube Artist today.