Eryn O'Neill | Construction Season

Eryn O'Neill | Construction Season


Eryn O'Neill | Construction Season
June 13 - 29

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22 @ 3 - 5 pm
RSVP your attendance to responses@wallspacegallery.ca

Presales will open on June 6 at 10 am, online and over the phone. To view works in-person before the exhibition date please contact the gallery. To sign up for Eryn O'Neill's VIP catalogue, contact info@wallspacegallery.ca to join her newsletter. 
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Wall Space Gallery is pleased to present a feature of works by Eryn O'Neill, combining a curated selection from her series Stage 2: The Construction of Ottawa's Light Rail System, with her painterly reconstructions of Ottawa's pedestrian routes and urban construction landscape.
 



Tunnel (Byron Linear Path), oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in, $3500


Concrete Pillar, oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in., $4400

"Stage 2: The Construction of Ottawa’s Light Rail System, began with several trips to the stations in various stages of progression...The intention of the work is to capture the construction elements of the integration of a rail line in an urban centre. The ongoing documentation exposes the overlooked elements associated with a major undertaking, creating paintings that celebrate the chaotic and functional components associated with construction. Through representational paintings, the series captures transitional periods, aiming to document the temporality of construction; a constantly moving target."

- Eryn O'Neill

         

 

(Top) Traffic Cone #6, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8 in, $400. (Bottom) Traffic Cone #7, acrylic on panel, 8 x 8 in, $400


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Eryn O’Neill holds a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS (2008), and an MFA in conjunction with her thesis exhibition titled Restrictions of Routine from the University of Waterloo (2018). She has completed her MA in Art and Architectural History at Carleton University (2022), and will be pursuing her PhD in Canadian Studies at Carleton University in Fall of 2024.

O'Neill has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Hamilton, and Montreal. Her most recent solo exhibition Travelling Vicariously: The High Line was presented at Wall Space Gallery in 2022. She has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Vermont Studio Centre in March 2016, and the Golden Foundation Artist in Residence Program in March 2019.

She is a multiple Ontario Arts Council grant recipient, and a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Representational Painting Award. In 2021, O’Neill’s works were collected into the City of Ottawa’s permanent Art Collection and the Global Affairs Canada collection. Eryn has a studio at the Rectory Art House in the Byward Market. She is an instructor in the Diploma Program at the Ottawa School of Art.



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