Walton, Jennifer

  • Home:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Title:
    Self-portrait, Toronto Waterfront, March 2007
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    51 x 153 cm
  • Website:

I live within several blocks of the Toronto waterfront on Lake Ontario. To get there I cross four railway tracks and twelve lanes of car traffic. A disintegrating concrete breakwater some distance out from the shore makes the actual lake seem inaccessible. The breakwater, however, ensures that the stretch of water between it and the shoreline is always maximally polluted. But during a cold enough winter the polluted water freezes between the breakwater and the shoreline, and for that moment it looks quite spectacular. I did this painting in March when the ice was breaking up and flowing. In the ten years since I moved to Toronto too many winters have not been cold enough to create this kind of landscape. I hope this self portrait speaks to my relationship with this place and time.

2007 Honourable Mention


EDUCATION:

1989-92

MFA Concordia University, Montreal QC


1982-86

BFA Mount Allison University, Sackville NB


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2004

Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON, “Running”


2002

Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON, “Jump”


2002

Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON, “Coastlines”


2000

Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON, “Points and Spaces”


2000

The University of Michigan, Residential College Art Gallery Ann Arbor MI, “The Hunters”


1999

Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON, “Surface Tension”


1997

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery Oshawa ON, “Lethal Systems”


1995

Artspeak Vancouver BC, “Altered Terrain”


1995

Neutral Ground Regina SK, “Fathers and sons”


1995

Maison de la culture, Frontenac Montréal QC, “Remaniement de terrain” (Altered Terrain)


1995

Open Space Victoria BC, “Fathers and sons”


1994

Plug-In Winnipeg MB, “The Hunters”


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2006

Cor Braun Westport ON, group show


2005

James Baird Gallery St. John’s NF, “I AM” — tribute to Lynn Donoghue


2004

Seraphin Gallery Philadelphia PA, “Masters and Mavericks”


2004

Elliot Louis Gallery Vancouver BC, “RBC Painting Competition — a 5 year retrospective”


2003

The Toronto International Art Fair represented by Edward Day Gallery Toronto ON


PUBLICATIONS:
GODDARD, Peter (article/photos) “Artist’s Husband Plays Buff Muse” Toronto Star 2004, Toronto
CANTU, John Carlos (review/photo) Feminist ‘Hunters’ offers new perspective The Ann Arbor News
November 19 2000, Ann Arbor Michigan
DAULT, Gary Michael (review) “Jennifer Walton at the Edward Day Gallery” The Globe and Mail
September 16 2000, Toronto ON
RHODES, Richard (review/photo) “The Canadian art page” Canadian Art Summer 1999, Toronto
GOPNIK, Blake (review/photo) “Art works dive head first into eroticism” The Globe and Mail
March 31 1999, Toronto ON
MACLEAR, Kyo (review/photo) “Freeze frame” Toronto Life March 1999, Toronto ON
COLLECTIONS:
The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Loto-Québec
Canada Council Art Bank, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB
Le Centre d’art de Baie-Saint-Paul QC, RBC Investments
Dupont Canada, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa ON
Heenan Blaikie, Westmount QC, Sun Life Insurance
AWARDS:

2000

long term B grant, Canada Council


1999

1st prize, The New Canadian Painting Competition, RBC Investments

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