Alexandrya Eaton

Exhibition

Becoming

Aug 2 - 24, 2019

Red Dress
  • Red Dress
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 76 cm × 76 cm
  • Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre
  • St Andrews, New Brunswick

“As in every life story, there is pain and darkness, but bold, confident colour, strength, courage and humour prevail here. Eaton’s series shows us a woman who is always changing and evolving in the face of sorrow and joy, but whose character remains constant, authentic, and inspirational.”

Jon Claytor

Akimbo

“Eaton’s work explores the phases of womanhood as shaped by cultural pressures and personal choices through the very story of her late grandmother, with whom she was very close. Eaton chose the soft and sturdy traditional medium of rug hooking for the portrayal of her role model, and relished the slow and gentle transformation of memories into images. She creates iconic Pop-art figures that actively move through fear and sorrow with resilient courage and love.” ~ written by Christina Thomson

‘Becoming’, a series of thirty paintings and hooked rugs, debuted in a solo exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in 2018. Now in 2019, ‘Becoming’ will travel to the Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, for its second venue.