Erin Armstrong is a contemporary figurative artist working and living in Toronto. Using quick and decisive gestural markings over acrylic based images, her goal is to create at once recognizable and distorted figures in an expressive and dream-like world. Juxtaposing the everyday with surrealistic imaginings, Armstrong captures hidden emotions often lost in human experience. Her concern is not to recreate reality as it exists, but rather to evoke an atmosphere that transports the viewer into a world of interpretation.
Armstrong's work is sold internationally and has been exhibited in Canada, the US, Australia, Sweden and the UK. She was recently selected by Saatchi Art as their "One To Watch" and by Saatchi Art's chief curator, Rebecca Wilson, as one of "20 Emerging Artist in the World to Follow." Designlines Magazine named her one of Toronto's "Six New Art Stars" and blogTO counted her in their "Top 10 Most Talked About Painters In Toronto." She is represented in the UK, NYC and Australia. Erin has upcoming exhibits in Toronto, Australia, Stockholm, Edinburgh, London, Oslo, Miami and NYC.
Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds (Kathryn Macnaughton & Erin Armstrong)
July 8-22, 2017
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
2:00 - 4:00 pm