In Jill Cannady’s new drawings the viewer will discover larger than life figures, precariously balanced or helplessly falling in space. The idea that this perplexing world could be controlled through aesthetic systems fascinates this long time, award-winning Florida artist.
Cannady is adept in all mediums, as was evident in her Idea & Medium exhibition (Jan – May 2014) which had more than 200 works of art on view in all Museum galleries at both 100 N. & 600 N. Woodland Blvd. (View a Google 360 tour of Cannady's 2014 Boxing Ring.) In this Awareness of Gravity exhibition, Cannady has placed her focus for this body of work using vine charcoal over a light acrylic wash on white stretched canvas – a surface typically used for painting other mediums.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.