|EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND SHOWS|
April 14th - April 21
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
My piece Equality of Same: Aaron will be in the show.
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts
Weekend workshop on drawing traditional and non-traditional techniques and methods
June 10 – September 18, 2016
open daily 10am-5pm
114 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC
Place Des Arts,
September 11 - October 3, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, September 11 at 7:00pm
Atrium Gallery: Beyond Real - Overexposed, Underexposed, Pencil and Coloured Pencil Works by Jeanette Sirois
“I see the human face as a book which reads of one's passage through this world, and the act of negotiating the process of wake/sleep moments in our days” – Jeanette Sirois
Jeanette Sirois is an artist fascinated by the human face and its ability to reveal aspects of character and explore issues of aging, racism, economic and social status, familial relations and others. Using hyper-realistic drawing techniques, Jeanette pushes the boundaries beyond the real, capturing the first stages of contact with the subject. These moments do not flatter, they reveal subjects at their best and worst, at their most fragile, vulnerable or messy states. The details left behind by Sirois’ masterful coloured pencils exhibit the times in which we remove ourselves from control, letting our guard down. With line, form, shape and colour, Jeanette Sirois finds beauty in all humanity, in the natural cracks in their frowns or smiles and the detailed colours in their skin, sharing a message of who we are.
The Kingston Prize
The Kingston Prize is the top portrait competition in Canada. It focuses on contemporary portraits of Canadians by Canadian artists. This year, I have been selected as one of the top 30 finalists with my portrait Equality of Same: Lorraine. I am thrilled to be selected among over 400 entries for this years competition. All 30 pieces will travel to 3 different galleries in Eastern Canada.
Kingston Prize 2015 EVENTS
- Gananoque, ON. Firehall Theatre. October 9 – October 25, 2015
- Frederiction, NB. Beaverbrook Art Gallery. November 14, 2015 – February 14, 2016
Kingston Prize 2016 EVENTS
- Drummondville, QC. Galerie d’art Desjardins. March, 2016
This drawing is part of a series of five that discusses issues of discrimination, prejudices and hate crimes directed towards people who identify within the LGBTQ community.
Surrey Art Gallery