The series, Desire Paths, is the result of months of repetitive outings, in all conditions to gather visual information to formulate a cohesive body of work. Eryn uses running as her direct physical engagement to the structured urban landscape. These small, seemingly insignificant features commonly referred to as desire paths, or desire lines, meander throughout the city, offering up an alternative to the pre-determined path.
Eryn holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from NSCAD. She has attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency, the Golden Foundation Artist Residency, and most recently invited to attend the Pouch Cove Residency in Newfoundland from December 2019 – January 2020 alongside artist and partner, Mark Thompson.
Eryn dedicates this show in loving memory of her father, Michael O’Neill.
Eryn would like to acknowledge the support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland Canada
Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON
I am delighted to announce I will be attending the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Artist Residency in March 2019