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GRIDLOCK | Emily Escoffery

Showing January 29 to February 12 2023!

"From their conception, my paintings develop through the use of the grid method. I use grids not only as a way to break down the image for their transfer onto their final material, but also to dictate and direct how the image develops. The method used to create these paintings utilizes grids in a more traditional, preliminary way, as the grid dictates the shape of ambiguous forms highlighted in gouache. I also look towards artists from both the modern and contemporary periods who explore grids, colour, shape, abstraction, and representation throughout their works for inspiration. Some of these artists include: Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Reinhardt, Max Ernst, Bridget Riley, and Hilma af Klint."

About the Artist

Emily Escoffery is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph and is currently a Dufferin County based emerging artist. She utilizes traditional techniques with non-traditional subject matter to create non-objective pieces that examine the painting process. These techniques employ colour, form, and contained compositions focused heavily around grids. As she further develops her practice, she finds herself seeking to discover more of those patterned/amorphic spaces in which she tries to situate her paintings.


Interlocked (Blue)

Gouache and Acrylic on Canvas


Interlocked (Orange/Pink)

Gouache and Acrylic on Canvas

48"x 48"


Patterned Blot (Greenish-Yellowish)

Gouache and Acrylic on Canvas

37"x 48"


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