The Solitary Paintings of Sarah Cannon

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Toronto painter Sarah Cannon creates vulnerable, yet startling paintings of female subjects, often set against and inside natural backdrops. The artist’s vivid hues and linework are often rendered in oils. Below, however, the artist also experiments with digital methods with the “Fish Tank” work.

“Through the process of painting, Cannon develops characters to reflect on and respond to her own personal experiences with society’s imposed gender stereotypes, female internalized misogyny and subsequent expressive suppression,” Likely General Gallery says. “Cannon identifies self-imposed solitary confinement, emotional distancing and isolation as significant side-effects of female expressive suppression; we are provided a glimpse of lone female archetypes and quiet moments alone.”

See more of her recent work below.

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