Mixed media on watercolour paper, 43 x 33 inches.

An Archaeology of Time


June 22 - July 16, 2011


The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Teri Donovan. Donovan's acrylic wallpaper paintings on paper, and large-scale mixed media works on Mylar, convert the gallery walls into sites of archaeological reclamation. The wallpapers and images in this archaeological 'dig', deal not with material objects, but rather with time and memory. They create a durational conflation in which time past and time present co-exist to form the wallpaper of contemporary life.

Teri Donovan was born in Paris, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. Her practice focuses on everyday paradoxes related to perception and memory, human  relationships, and the impact of time on identity and the human condition.

She graduated from York University and the University of Toronto, and studied at the Ontario College of Art, the Toronto School of Art, and The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. She is a member of the Red Head Gallery and exhibits in Toronto and Ontario. Her work was featured in Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting, a survey of contemporary painting in Canada.


The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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