Drawing, Painting

McIvor, Bronwyn

About the artist
Bronwyn McIvor is a Vancouver-based artist whose practice is focused on painting and drawing. After acquiring a foundation in classical painting in her youth, she attended Langara College’s Fine Arts program and completed her BFA at Emily Carr University. ----------- Painting: The Undiscovered Kitchen ----------- Throughout my painting practice, I have taken unusual angles on the classical subject of still life, focusing mainly on the detritus of food preparation rather than the pristine and ideal foods usually seen in this genre. Created primarily in oils, my paintings monumentalize and enrich this overlooked everyday debris with sumptuous, bold colours. I work to transform the mundane, relishing its detail and discovering its drama, and in the process animate it with unexpected vitality. These commonplace foodstuffs become landscape, portrait, or strangely unrecognizable presences. I hope that these depictions give the viewer pause to appreciate the surreal qualities of everyday life. ----------- The Townsfolk ----------- It started with an eye, drawn in ink. Pen to paper, no sketches beforehand, moving from one mark to the next to see what would appear. They began over five years ago as a break from my larger oil paintings, but have coalesced into something more, a body of work that has developed its own interconnected narratives and mythology, growing to become a collaboration between my art and writing by local authors.

I think our lives are richer when we discover and celebrate the strange, uncanny, and exquisitely unsettling aspects of the everyday world. I hope my art guides your eye that way.

Map Code: E17
580 Clark Dr
Vancouver , BC