Forecasts | Amada Estabillo | December 3 - 31
Forecasts is a series of works on raw canvas that explore place, season and weather. Loosely inspired by the landscape of Georgian Bay as well as the coastal area of Vancouver Island, these paintings evoke a variety of moments: the passing of clouds, a storm arriving over a lake, flowers emerging in a garden. Punctuated with stitches that reference traditional Filipino textile patterns and hung like tarps or tapestries, the paintings allude to something more sculptural; embroidered clothing for a celebration or perhaps shelters that provide protection from the elements. Each piece is a meditation on a particular place, on how we engage with the land where we live and think about the lands that we have come from. As we view the works we are invited to share in this experience and reflect on our own place in this world
Amada Estabillo was born in Scarborough and grew up in Newmarket. She is of mixed Filipino-Irish heritage. Amada attended York University and earned a BFA in Visual Art as well as a BEd. She is currently participating in the studio residency through the Akin Collective at the Auto BLDG on Sterling Rd and teaches art in York region. She lives in the Brockton Village area of Toronto with her partner, two daughters, a small dog and a budgie. Amada’s work explores the boundary between representation and abstraction through a variety of subjects. Her materials include acrylic paint, oil stick, and graphite.