JANNA WATSON | SHAPESHIFTER

Shapeshifter, mixed media on panel, 48 x 48 inches.

Foster/White Gallery presents Shapeshifter, Janna Watson's fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. Watson's distinct style radiates spontaneity and demonstrates a mastery of her paint.

 

Words Bounce, mixed media on panel, 24 x 24 inches.

“Language is not a tool we have, it is a shapeshifter, a being that lives with us, walks and talks with us and has its own business and intentions.” - Anne Carson

Part of the exhilaration I acquire from painting is being able to see shifts within myself manifested into physical reality. The most truthful form of expression I have found in my life thus far has been the abstract language of painting. Self growth is fluid and often goes unnoticed but when I am painting I can see worlds within myself being constructed and deconstructed. These moments and movements are intuitive and represent my internal landscapes. The more I learn about painting, I learn about myself. The more I create the more I realize that art is about art. Creation creates and it is an infinity of unfolding, effortless action. I recently fell in love and I didn’t have expectations for the first time in my life. I approached these works with the same unforced joy. - Janna Watson

 

Cumulus in Feeling, mixed media on panel, 36 x 48 inches. 

Janna Watson holds a BFA with Honors from Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON. She shows her work across Canada and throughout the United States. She has featured in dozens of publications, and her paintings are in collections such as Nordstrom, Toronto, ON; Saks Fifth Ave, Toronto, ON; Hudson’s Bay Company, New York, NY; and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, ON.

 

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