Eryn O'Neill Fine Art

Recent News:

Eryn recieving the "Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award"
Orillia Ontario - September 28th, 2018

Within Eryn O’Neill’s painting, Pathway, the meaning and ‘presence’ of the ‘red light’ is loaded with symbolic association and meaning. We intuitively know how it is being referenced within the painting as a symbol for or to initiate the action to ‘Stop’, particularly because of it aligning with the iconic image of a stoplight. The colour red possesses a duality of symbolic and emotional interpretation. It can be interpreted and experienced as representing offence, transgression, and violation; yet it is also the colour that speaks to affection and nurture. And this is what engaged me directly and strongly with this painting, this unexpected visual element of dualistic interpretation that the small addition of the colour red evoked. The landscape being presented, if we choose to move forward, is bleak, cold, confined and void of any living engagement. The ‘path of least resistance’ is leading the viewer directed towards a dystopian, apocalyptic reality. It is a landscape of the ‘nowhere at all’. What I found engaging within the experience of this painting is also how the red light acts as a visual sign to undertake an alternative, reverse ‘course of direction’.

Ted Fullerton
Artist and Juror

Upcoming Events:

Art Show: Strangely Familiar

June 28 - July 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday June 29th 5-7pm

Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON

Art Show: Desire Path

September 2019

Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7

Golden Foundation for the Arts

March 2019

I am delighted to announce I will be attending the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Artist Residency in March 2019