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May 11th – June 16th, 2019
Opening Reception with the Artist: May 11th, 6-8pm

Haven Gallery is honored to present “The Zodiac”, a solo exhibition of new work by Canadian artist Camilla d’Errico. “The Zodiac” is Camilla’s second solo show at the gallery and will encompass twenty-four new paintings exploring the twelve astrological signs known as the zodiac. Twelve paintings will feature her quintessentially rendered, expressive-eyed females ornamented with their lush patterns, vivid drips, and pools of sensational pigment taking on the form of their symbolic signs, while the other twelve will feature her archetypal bee paintings adorned in symbology and bursts of Camilla’s consummate palette of color.

“We can, as humans, connect with the stars themselves through the zodiac. Astrology determines how these constellations relate to human activity and connect us with celestial phenomena. Each sign represents specific characteristics of behaviour and personality traits that dictate the roles that we play in the world. Their archetypal nature helps to give us an understanding of a sense of purpose in the universe.”

-Camilla d’Errico

Camilla’s work is a stunning portrayal of the many shapes, sizes, colors and personalities that make each woman who they are as individuals. Naturally, an exploration of the zodiac further echoes the artists creative exploration as she highlights the astrological nature and characteristics that serve to supplement the unique makeup of each and every one of us. Animal counterparts serve as companions and extensions of the female psyche while continuing to embrace Camilla’s known kawaii aesthetics. Their continued presence nods to her past work spanning back over a decade, along with the symbolic use of the furry, aquatic and wild portrayed commonly in horoscopes.

The play on pop culture, color, design and form present in these paintings are a testament to the many forms of beauty. Camilla’s work embraces personal acceptance and acknowledgment of this in all forms.

“When painting the Zodiac, I wanted to create images that blended my knowledge and love of the star signs with what each sign’s traits mean to me personally through my experiences. We all are unique, yet when we look at the horoscope we can identify similar traits in others that bring us together. The zodiac tethers people together in a mystical way.”

-Camilla d’Errico

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