Erin Loree
“A Little Light”
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Lot Details

Oil on wood panel
60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 122 cm.)
Year: 2020
Extra Info:

Signed, titled and dated in crayon, verso

Location: Toronto, Canada

Seller: Erin Loree.

Toronto-based artist Erin Loree derives inspiration from William Kentridge’s philosophy, as he famously stated: "there is a desperation in all certainty. The category of political uncertainty, philosophical uncertainty, uncertainty of images is much closer to how the world is." Likewise, for Loree the world is in a perpetual state of morphing and becoming. She does not use reference images around her, but rather, relies on the paintings to reveal themselves. By meticulously adding, layering, scraping, bunching, scrubbing, piling and removing paint, the artist allows her artwork to unfold and gradually expose its ultimate character. Sometimes, she admits, it takes years before the meaning behind a given work of art shows itself. By surrendering to the unknown, the artist embraces the process instead of the outcome. In A Little Light, created later in the pandemic, the artist was careful to balance the elements of lightness and darkness to allude to the natural balance of forces surrounding us, no matter the reality.

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