An artist’s haunt­ing tribute to his fa­ther

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

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.

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