November 4, 2023
Opening reception: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Zoe Dougherty’s “Eve” is a confrontational depiction of women taking up space within a landscape, actively consuming luxuries, ornamented in personalized accessories, and asserting their power with their strong gaze. The women featured in the paintings control the space around them, capturing the attention of whomever sees them while despising the notion that they are being watched.
Zoe Dougherty is a Metis artist from St. Catharines, Ontario and currently resides in Guelph, Ontario. She specializes in capturing feminine anger and confrontation through oil paintings and aggression in her brushstrokes. She addresses themes of feminism and the Bohemian lifestyle within young adults. Dougherty currently studies Studio Art in the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Guelph, she is in her fourth and final year with two solo shows at Zavitz Gallery during her academic career.