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Vana E. Robertson
Complacency is Complicity, 2020
28x24" Oil on Canvas.
Ever observing, 2020
36x30" Oil on Canvas.
Judgement of the
Without hands of our own....
Yet ever observing .
29x23" Oil on Canvas.
Miniture Acrylic Sketches, 2020
4×3" Oil on Paper.
From Left to Right, Miniaturizations of:
1) The Pink City by Angela Gmeinweser
2) I'm Fine by Irene Perez
3) Park Life by Cori-Lynn Tetz
An Equal Value Geometric Extraction Called Happy Place, 2020
14x18" Oil on Cradled Board.
The Fabric Room, 2020
18x14" Oil on Cradled Board.
7x9" Oil on Canvas.
After Miss Mathilde Townsend by John Singer Sergeant.
12x24" Collaged Cutouts, Acrylic, Gold Pigment in Acrylic Gloss, Leveling Gel and Varnish on Birch Wood.
Created for Lake Country Public Art Gallery's exhibition "Are We There Yet?"
By balancing textures, natural wood grain, color, and image placement, this work is meant to be aesthetically pleasing while evoking the kinds of wildlife experiences allotted by a typical Canadian road trip. However, Privileged also contains a message; As this land’s first peoples continue to rise amidst a history of genocide, near annihilation, and oppression, as well as the impacts of those abuses, including ongoing genocidal acts and oppression, as well as resulting stereotypes and biases, the land’s other natural inhabitants and resources are continuously plundered and obstructed. Canada’s immense beauty is largely enjoyed by those who benefit from the privilege of being unaffected by those ramifications which impact it, and are often exposed to only positive or dismissive information regarding the country’s natural well being. Without exposer to such ramifications, such can be difficult to recognize; living in a country as bountiful, forgiving, and beautiful as Canada can be misleading. Nevertheless, by paying close attention and recognizing any held privileges which could prevent exposure to certain unpleasant realities facing other peoples and ecosystems, the address of prevalent issues can occur. This message is embodied by the juxtaposition of the Canadian wildlife that seem lost in a fog of emotive colors against a road that carves its way up a birch tree. In the interest of growth, it is of the utmost importance that all whom might get the opportunity to experience Canada do so with care and attention to their impact.
10x12" Oil on Canvas.
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2017
16x20" Acrylic on Hardboard.
Multi-Chromatic Acrylic, 2017
16x 20" Acrylic on Canvas.
Live model with an imagined environment.
Evelyn Robertson, 2016
11x16" Acrylic on Paper.
In honour and loving memory of Evelyn Robertson, an infinitely wise, loving, incredibly understanding and thoughtful person that has facilitated an ongoing interest, love, and development in art.
Her unbelievable kindness and exemplary example will carry on as her memory is forever cherished.
Thank you to Sharon Villars for suggesting this painting.
Out of gallery