Rebecca Chaperon: Cave Paintings

Rebecca Chaperon, Cave Witch

Rebecca Chaperon: Cave Paintings

Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC - Sep 2-Oct 14

by Robin Laurence

Psychological symbols and narrative currents swirl around the young women in Rebecca Chaperon’s paintings. Her figures often appear to be enacting mysterious rites in surrealistic landscapes. In her latest series of paintings, the recurring image of the cave suggests uncertainty and ambiguity. It is, Chaperon says, “an imagined psychological space where introspection and transformation take place.” Emerging from their cave habitations, her figures resonate with an odd otherness.

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