“A Small Painting Show” presents a selection of new works by Scott Everingham, Shawn Evans and Serena Beaulieu; three artists successfully creating strong paintings on a small-scale.
Serena Beaulieu investigates the effects of color and form on visual perception. Through a skillful execution of clean hand-painted lines, bold use of color and simplistic geometric constructions, she merges her strong interest in formalism with an architectural style. Beaulieu is informed by her own inner-city surroundings, experimenting with scale and depth to emphasize the three-dimensionality of her forms. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2017) and currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.
Shawn Evans developed his own form of abstraction through architecture and its relationship to urban and natural landscape. Motivated by his understanding of the importance of space and perspective, Evans’ work is inspired by his collection of personal photographs that serve as source material for his paintings. Shawn Evans graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2009. His work is in the permanent collections of various private and public institutes, including Jim and Susan Hill (The Esker Foundation). He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
Scott Everingham’s paintings exist between abstraction and storytelling. Fictional narratives inform the structure of his works that ultimately develop into immersive abstract spaces. His paintings record a thoughtful process involving the manipulation of color, gesture and the physicality of paint. Revealing fragments of architectural and natural elements, Everingham draws viewers into surreal environments that explore illusory human habitations. Three-time finalistin the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2009, 2010, 2013), Everingham holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Waterloo.