Erin Finley: Margaret Atwood for Mayor


“Keying Cars: Bernini’s Daphne.” Ink and gouache on paper, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

Margaret Atwood for Mayor

a solo exhibition featuring drawings by Erin Finley

Earl Selkirk Gallery
2928 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8

September 26 – November 3, 2019
Opening Reception: September 27, 7-9 pm

Drawing, with its inherent levity, affords a distinct freedom for an artist in interested in transgressive, juvenile, perverse, and outlaw themes. Elements of cartoons, comics, zines, and high-school doodling are merged here to create an alternate realm. In these artworks, drawing is an act of resistance with a feminist thrust.

Erin Finley is a Canadian artist whose work has been exhibited at Hallwalls (Buffalo), Paul Petro (Toronto), Sarah Lawrence (New York), Queen’s University (Kingston), CBGB’s (New York), La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts (Burgundy), Allegheny College (Pennsylvania) and Femina Potens Gallery (San Francisco). She has received research support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, University of Calgary, Université du Québec a Montréal, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Erin Finley teaches drawing at OCAD University in Toronto and obtained an MFA from the University of Calgary in 2004. This is her first exhibition at Earl Selkirk Gallery, and was made possible through an Exhibition Assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council and a project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

We also acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.