Alexandrya Eaton: Everything in Between

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Alexandrya Eaton, Wild Summer, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 97 cm x 142 cm, courtesy of the artist

Alexandrya Eaton: Everything in Between

Curated by 3E Collective
Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Emilie Grace Lavoie, Erin Goodine

28 June to 31 August 2021

The work of New Brunswick artist Alexandrya Eaton is an emotional tribute to the self, working mothers, and women everywhere who have experienced the loss of significant maternal figures. Sharing moments of joy, pain, and sadness, this exhibition comments on personal histories, experiences of motherhood, social notions of femininity, and the power of self-discovery and self-determination. Everything that makes up life is celebrated in beaming colour. Eaton’s superpower has always been her radical expressions of love as she navigates the world with an open heart and confidently proves there is strength in vulnerability. Everything in Between is a retrospective exhibition that revisits Eaton’s paintings, rug hookings, and weavings from the past thirty years. Curated by 3E Collective—a curatorial collective made up of Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Emilie Grace Lavoie, Erin Goodine—the exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour publication funded with a grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board. This impressive book and career survey explores the breadth of Eaton’s art practice and includes 3E Collective’s insightful observations on art-making, motherhood, and femininity.

Alexandrya Eaton is a contemporary Canadian painter and textile artist who lives and works in Sackville, New Brunswick. After completing studies at Mount Allison University, she received early recognition when she was invited to participate in the Symposium de la Jeune Peinture au Canada. From there, she went on to be the youngest of fifteen international artists included in the exhibition TERRE TERRE (Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, 1992). Since then, she has presented forty-five solo exhibitions, and her work has been included in significant group exhibitions, including Anecdotes and Enigmas: The Atlantic Art Exhibition, curated by Hermenegilde Chiasson (Hart House Gallery, Toronto, 1996), BLISS, curated by Shauna McCabe (Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2002), and HOT POP SOUP: Neo-Pop Trends in Contemporary New Brunswick Art, curated by Terry Graff (Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2012). Eaton’s most recent body of work, Becoming, took four years to complete and was featured in a solo travelling exhibition first curated by Christina Thomson (Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2018). The Becoming series figures prominently in Everything in Between.
www.alexandryaeaton.com

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