Rebecca Chaperon: Garden
Gallery 555 is proud to present...
July 20th - September 6th, 2017
By Rebecca Chaperon
Join us this July in welcoming Vancouver based artist Rebecca Chaperon for her first solo exhibition in Toronto.
Thursday July 20th, 7 - 9pm
Gallery Hours By Appointment
The unusual landscapes painted in Rebecca Chaperon’s Gardens are imagined physical spaces brimming with creative energy. They represent the inner “places” we access for creativity and imagination, places that exist within our larger internal/personal landscape. Chaperon uses a garden motif inspired by her childhood garden in England - a place of her creative origin, where she learned to create, imagine, and play.
These Gardens are living symbols for this perpetual internal place that is the wellspring of creativity and imagination. Finding the “way in” to this often elusive space is sometimes difficult (ie. creative blocks) so these paintings contain ladders, hidden pathways and waterways with planks for crossing; a number of ways to enter this space.
Chaperon’s work often presents a surreal version of the world, places that waver just outside of our perception. This time Chaperon’s exploration of place has led to a gentle introversion - to depict a place that is her creative origin.