Transits & Reveries: The Gallery at Queen’s Park Exhibit

The Gallery at Queen’s Park

July 1 - 31

Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sherida Charles, Artist Statement: My recent mixed media works and acrylic on canvas paintings revolve around the realities of living and moving through an urban space. A space filled with signs, bold colour and shapes, and fleeting glimpses of incongruous imagery. There are short stints on transit and passing glances at street scenes, neon, plant displays in storefronts, leaf shapes in gardens, and the layered effect of multiple impressions in rapid succession. The scenes on transit are reflective of quick sketches to capture compositions, with the linear, primary coloured compositions recalling Mondrian for me. Depending on the daylight hour aboard the train, the shadows shift and create strong shapes. The scene and occupants constantly change in an endlessly varied, multicultural diorama. The environment of the train and buses also serves as a common denominator of humanity and represents the essence of our urban population. The colours and lines and shapes also represent an increasing concern I have with simplification and abstraction. I have painted 21 of these scenes now, in varying degrees of abstraction, but all containing the verticals, horizontals and primary colours reminiscent of Mondrian’s work. Twenty of the works are presented in this exhibition.
Learn more about the exhibit and artist at: https://artscouncilnewwest.org/gallery/
Presented by: Arts Council of New Westminster

The Gallery at Queen’s Park
July 1 - 31, 2022
Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm