Elizabeth Myers Castonguay “Tapestry of Nature (Endangered body of work)”

Ceres Gallery

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[Image: Elizabeth Myers Castonguay "Mother Nature, Women, & a Snail (Endangered body of work)" Acrylic and Metal Leaf' 36 x 60 in.]

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Ceres Gallery presents Tapestry of Nature (Endangered body of work).

For nearly a decade, E.M.Castonguay’s paintings have dealt with the interrelationship between humanity and an endangered Mother Earth. The artist says, A decade ago we had approximately 40,000 endangered species of wildlife and plant life but today the estimate is a million.

The work is divided into sections with each one offering a unique perspective that sheds light on the painting as a whole. The small, brightly colored shapes call to mind chromosomes, a common thread to all life. Monochromatic and brilliant color are used both abstractly and realistically as a metaphor for the diversity of humanity and the biodiversity of nature. The terms Mother Earth and Mother Nature are sometimes used as a double entendre for women, and those who identify as women, since many of these find themselves in situations of endangerment globally.

Castonguay: With the planet suffering from climate change, deforestation, overfishing, pollution, and poaching we must remedy what we have created through global partnership. I try not to sensationalize or be confrontational because I want the viewer to internalize, reflect, and see the face of a world that we have painted. Within the work there is urgency but also an element of hope.

Tapestry of Nature (Endangered body of work) has been exhibited in galleries and museum around the country. Castonguay’s paintings have won numerous awards in group exhibitions including First Place Awards in juried International, National, and Figure Painting Competitions with the jurors being from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Folk Art Museum, and the New York Academy of Art among others.



from September 05, 2019 to September 28, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-09-05 from 18:00

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