TAK­ING TIME TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN MIS­TAKES

Canadian Art - - Auction Highlights - Claire Green­shaw’s Re­turns, 2017

When it comes to her cre­ative process, Toronto-based artist Claire Green­shaw is care­ful, metic­u­lous and me­thod­i­cal. This la­bo­ri­ous prac­tice gives her time to make mis­takes, and to find the beauty in them. In Re­turns (2017), she uses coloured pen­cil to del­i­cately repli­cate the water stains left on her draw­ing ta­ble, or the “in­ci­den­tal residue of paint­ing,” as she de­scribes it. “I like im­ages and forms that sug­gest a his­tory,” she says. “I’m also in­ter­ested in things that are sort of mar­ginal and that en­gage an el­e­ment of chance—ei­ther through their ori­gin or through my en­counter with them.”

Coloured pen­cil on pa­per, 14 x 11 in., cour­tesy the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery, framed by Su­per­frame, Es­ti­mate: $1,600

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