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Amy Shackleton

Painting, Booth 422

Shackleton's current work draws attention to the realness of climate change in Canada. She deviates from her signature vibrancy, alternatively embracing a more apocalyptic tone using dull shades and greyscale. Forests are burning, lands are flooding and glaciers are melting. Inspired by her provincial and territorial travels, Shackleton transplants burnt trees, flooded lands and melting glaciers into the streets of Toronto. Shackleton's inventive painting process has engaged over 15 million viewers online. Rather than paintbrushes, she uses squeeze bottles and gravity as her primary tools for creation. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered as the canvas is rotated to navigate. Architectural aspects of her work are calculated and controlled, while natural elements embody the spontaneous, liquid impulse.