JANNA WATSON | STILL LIFE
JANNA WATSON | Still Life
340 Dundas St. West, Toronto
April 1 - 15, 2017
Bau-Xi Toronto is pleased to present Still Life, an exhibition of paintings by Janna Watson. The irony of the phrase “still life” is not lost on the artist; her paintings are anything but still, and certainly alive. In a gestural style characteristic of Watson’s work to date, Still Life is about buzzing paint strokes and peripatetic lines cutting through calm— like cracks in marble, or bursts of lightning in a cloud. Life, in other words, must always leak into stasis. Watson describes this concept, realized in paint, as “a finely drawn but powerful distinction between moments… masses of colourful chaos anchored in the abyss, frozen in time, demanding observation.”
Watson’s work can be found in significant collections including the TD Bank Financial Group, CIBC, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and the HBC Global Art Collection in New York. She is based in Toronto.