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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

July 12 – 14, 2024.

Esther Slevinsky

City
Waterloo
Booth
Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 115

I religiously lay my paint palette out in the same order regardless of the colours I need. I am also known to accidentally eat my subject matter before a painting is complete. Food has been a continuous topic in my pieces. As a primary care giver, food consumes the largest part of my day between packing lunches, planning, buying, prepping, cooking, baking, plating, serving, storing, and clean up. My work explores our relationship with food and its many purposes: to celebrate, comfort, nourish and sustain, express love, reflect culture or tradition, as a luxury, or as waste. I solely paint from life so I can interact with my muse and enjoy the restrictive time limit this method imposes.

Esther is an acrylic painter based in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2006, she graduated from ACAD (Alberta University for the Arts) with a BDes in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a mural artist on commercial and residential projects for almost two decades before transitioning to painting on canvas in 2018. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions throughout Ontario, including her solo show entitled Homebody at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts in March 2020. Esther's installation piece 'Chips and Cancer' was part of the CAFKA.23 Biennial in Waterloo Region.

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