Cheryl Taves is a visual artist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Working in mixed media painting on panel and drawing and painting on Mylar, her interest is in the nuanced language of abstraction.
The act of relationship, specifically areas of growth and dissolution, informs Cheryl’s work. Moving between direct and indirect paint applications, layers of applied papers and abraded surfaces, her work explores the elements of structure and gesture, allowing for an edgy tension and elegance to coexist, exuding a certain gritty beauty.
Cheryl graduated from the Victoria College of Art in 2004. During that time, along with three other contemporary artists, Cheryl established The Store Studio, an artist-run studio and gallery space in downtown Victoria. There she exhibited a diverse body of work consisting of drawing, painting, and sculpture. This breadth of experience secured Cheryl representation by both the Fran Willis Gallery and the View Art Gallery in Victoria, along with Atti Gallery in Toronto.
Cheryl is a long-standing member of a weekly critical discussion group led by painter Bill Porteous, with a focus on abstraction, providing critical... READ MORE