Shelagh Cherak

ABOUT FACE

"This new series inspired by the Calgary Stampede Exhibition is called About Face. It deals with “the gaze”, a term which was popularized by Jacques Lacan. In About Face, figures are viewed from behind and each was captured without the knowledge that they were being studied. It is the viewer who may experience psychological unease or “the gaze” because it is the viewer who is watching someone else’s private moment. About Face uses body language, gesture, and attire to capture one’s personality without showing their face. This unique view of being captured from behind fills in visual blanks."

Red, Oil on canvas, 48 in. x 24 in.
Fiddle, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Adidas, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.
Boots, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Frozen, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in. SOLD
Lanyard, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.
Plaid, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Shades, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.
Sneakers, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.
Straw Hat, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.
Suspenders, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Traffic, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Two, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in., SOLD
Green Shirt, Oil on canvas, 24 in. x 12 in.