Daring to Defy the Status Quo of our Minds
March 2 to April 14, 2019
My work is an examination and exploration of self. It asks a couple of questions, who am I, what is my place in the world, what is my best self and how do I get to that best self that I see in my mind’s eye.
As multi-layered people, we can be several things at once or we can be one thing today and something completely different tomorrow. Or maybe we just become better versions of ourselves. The one thing that leads us to any place is our thoughts. Because it is what we think that guide our actions. It will always be our thoughts that will get us to our best selves.
It is my belief that art can change a space dramatically and in so doing, change the mood of the persons who use the space. Art can also change the way the world is viewed and an individual’s impression of himself/herself. On all counts, my intention is to help bring about these changes.
About the Artist
Sheryl Keen has been an artist since she could first hold pencil and paper. She works mainly with acrylic mixed media. She uses a technique that stacks modeling paste to create a 3D effect. Her works have been included in solo and group exhibitions. She has been featured at the Pickering Canadian Caribbean Cultural Association Dinner, at CIBC Black History Month Events, at several of Toronto Public Library and at private showings. Sheryl is also the author of two works of fiction, Journal According to John and Lost at Running Brook Trail.
Her most recent exhibitions include her solo exhibition at Station Gallery 2018, solo exhibition at A Different Booklist 2017, and a solo exhibition at Knowledge bookstore 2017. Other exhibitions include group exhibition at the Feminist Arts Conference 2017 at OCAD, Station Gallery Group Exhibition 2017. Her piece Brainstorm has just been accepted in to the Ontario Legislature’s A La Carte Artist Program for a year’s showing.
Sheryl explores themes that include the internal struggles that take place within a person that leads to outward change.