UNTITLED (BLUE RINGS)
oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1995 on the reverse
20 ins x 29.5 ins; 50.8 cms x 74.9 cms
“What is really intriguing about Elizabeth’s work is the way it blurs this boundary between abstraction and representation.”
Intuitive and captivating, Elizabeth McIntosh’s oil paintings embrace the notion of “unfinishedness.” Working with no predetermined plan, method or endpoint, the artist believes each creation exudes its own finality once compositional balance is achieved. McIntosh’s creative process is integral to her work. She carefully layers numerous coats of oil and superimposes diverse geometrical shapes until she obtains a multilayered maze of colour.
Elizabeth McIntosh is an Assistant Professor at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She has been featured in various solo exhibitions including the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Diaz Contemporary, Parisian Laundry and Blanket Gallery. Her artworks are also included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada.
Adele Weder, Done. Not Done. Might Be Done…, (Toronto: Canadian Art, Summer 2010): 58-62. http://canadianart.ca/features/done-not-done.
Private Collection, Toronto