An artist’s haunting tribute to his father
ST. PETER’S — Alberta-born, New Brunswick-raised and current Cape Breton painter Tylor McNeil resides in St. Peters, Richmond County with a haunting project on his hands. McNeil, 29, studied the fine arts at Mount Allison University and proceeded to show his work in various venues and galleries on Vancouver Island. The project “Deer and Doves” is a series of paintings that was inspired by a memory of his father’s love of hunting. McNeil created a series that explores his father’s elusive prized deer that started out as an ambition and then morphed into an obsession. McNeil’s father was not a great hunter and within this series it expresses the fallout from broken dreams as they are chased down to grasp at fleeting redemption. The opening for “Deer and Doves” will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery in Port Hawkesbury. Light refreshments will be served at the opening.
The exhibit will continue until Sept. 3. The gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, phone 902-625-2591.