It started with an eye, drawn in ink.
Pen to paper, no sketches beforehand, moving from one mark to the next to see what would appear.
They began over five years ago as a break from my larger oil paintings. But these drawings coalesced into something more, a growing body of work that has developed its own interconnected narratives and mythology as I collaborated with local authors and was in turn inspired to create new artworks.
In anticipation of this show I expanded the scope of this project again, this time painting in oils to create some new characters. They are each a surprising combination of friendly and fearsome, handsome and hideous, funny and unfathomable. The characters’ individual quirks invite the viewer to look closely and then imagine these folks’ strange stories.
Meet The Townsfolk.
Bronwyn McIvor is a Vancouver-based artist whose practice is focused on painting and drawing. After acquiring a foundation in classical painting in her teens, she attended Langara College’s Fine Arts program and completed her BFA at Emily Carr University.
EXHIBITION May 1st – 31st
RECEPTION May 2nd, 7-9pm