Alexandrya Eaton

New Work 2013

  • Jul 12 - Aug 1, 2013
  • Studio 21
  • Halifax, NS

Influenced by everyday life, “Busy Woman” is a continuous response to a natural cycle; ultimately, the result is a joyful interpretation.

Bold Woman
  • Bold Woman
  • Painting
  • 107 cm × 107 cm

The repeated stenciled outline of the anonymous female icon facilitates a fascination with the repetition of images; the use of multiple images strengthens the painted representation of identity. The stenciled images become a visual vocabulary, presenting possibilities of characters, questioning perceptions, reassembling reality.

Alexandrya’s paintings develop slowly and deliberately by building layer upon layer of vibrant acrylic colour. This way of working, by always adding incrementally, is a very female way of working, and identifies closely with other forms of women’s cultural production such as knitting, quilting and rug hooking.