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Onà:ke, Canoes, etc.
August 29th until September 30th, 2018, Vernissage is Sunday, September 9th 2 - 4 PM

Onà:ke, Canoes, etc.

Solo Exhibition by Susan Jephcott.

August 29th until September 30th, 2018.

Vernissage is Sunday, September 9th 2 - 4 PM, light refreshments will be served.

Artist Statement

This series began when I was asked to participate in an exhibition celebrating Canada's 150. I thought of the canoe and also thought that it was not really a celebration for the original inhabitants. So first I did a series of free association drawings with a red canoe representing the Europeans and a purple canoe representing the Indigenous people. These images have morphed in different ways into paintings. I was also intrigued when I heard the old French Canadian legend of the Flying Canoe.....eventually the canoe has come to symbolize different cultures, their stories and their influence on each other and the planet. The canoe/boat is a universal symbol perhaps older than the wheel? I hope you will enjoy my work.

Biography

Susan Jephcott lives and works in Vankleek Hill. She works in acrylic and has been painting since the age of twelve. She studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal,Que, Jamaica School of Arts & Crafts, Kingston, Jamaica, Jacques Chapedelaine at Cite des Jeunes, Vaudreuil, Que. Sarah Gersowiez, Saidye Bronfman Art Centre and has exhibited in Canada, USA, France and West Indies. Her work is in several private collections. Jephcott has been very active in her community and is one of the original founders with her friends; of the Annual May Art Show in 1982.

 

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