ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to present All in My Head an exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver artist Andrea Tucker. The Opening Reception with the artist is Friday May 12, 5 – 7 pm.
Highly detailed, portrait-style oil paintings draw from the artist’s interest in tattoo imagery, tarot cards, and spiritual and mythological symbolism. Also inspired by found objects, Tucker collected old ornate frames which she refinished and which now adorn several of her pieces.
“All in My Head started when I saw a clip from an old silent movie with dancers wearing sailing ships as hats. Around the same time, I saw a picture of a character with machinery on their head and the idea was born.” – AT
Tucker considers her art to be in the realm of Pop-Surrealism. The meticulous brushwork in the paintings, some taking months to a year and a half to complete, reveals how this mostly self-taught artist transformed her ideas from all in her head to all on the canvas.