FIONA SMYTH – new exhibition
Feb 07 – Mar 09, 2013 (opening Sat Feb 09, 4-8pm)
@ Robert Kananaj Gallery (1267 Bloor St W, Toronto)
Toronto artist and 4PANEL participant Fiona Smyth (who we profiled/interviewed back in CAROUSEL 25 — our Spring-Summer 2010 issue) has a new exhibit at in Toronto. A retrospective look at 10 years of production, the exhibited works include paintings and drawings from the series Bride of Gene (2002) and The Virtuous – Rise of the Matriarchy (2007). Smyth’s themes include examinations of the elastic resiliency of female identity and the idea of traumatic memory living in the tissue of the body. Her figurative paintings reveal violent and beautiful narratives about the conflict of the exterior corporeal world and internal truths of being female.