Jillian Evelyn: 'Solitary' at Artists Republic Gallery
Artists Republic just opened Jillian Evelyn's first solo exhibition with the gallery, Solitary. In this exhibition Jillian created balanced and poppy compositions with the man subjecting being contorted female figures, forcing them to fit within the constraints of her canvas. Perhaps a commentary on trying to fit into the norms of society. The exhibition will run through October 1, 2017.
“The body of work consists of full figures mixed with abstract shapes and elements. There is less “attitude” and more focus on paralyzing feelings. The characters are caught in a abstract headspace of uncomfortable feelings which is why they’re usually in forced in to these awkward positions. I also approach each piece with design and balance in mind. I really enjoy breaking the imagery down in to shapes and figuring out the best ways for them to interact with the shape of the canvas.”