Counterparts in Kingsport #4, 2019, archival inkjet print, 26″ x 17″. Image courtesy of the artist.



under the veil of morning mist 

Haley Uyeda presents a new series of paintings that furthers her cut-canvas and gel medium techniques, offering a grouping of works that suggests the calm and haze of a misty spring morning. Alongside her paintings, the artist presents a series of photographs and collage that put her paintings to work, using the structure of the painting as a form of tool or prop to explore their potential beyond the space of the gallery and studio. The cuts in the canvas become windows through which an interplay of light and shadow create a field of vision that can be narrowed, focused and re-framed. As Daniella Sanader writes of Uyeda’s work: “I start to imagine each canvas as its own filter, aperture, pupil, lens. Each with its own logic of sight, its own capacity to recalibrate. Taking in an unfamiliar view.” 

HALEY UYEDA is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in painting and print media.  Her work explores the materiality of painting, considering the potential for painting to be a responsive proposition, rather than a fixed, permanent gesture. Taking inspiration from atmospheric conditions of weather, movement and light, her work both references and engages with the temporal conditions of nature. Uyeda holds an MFA from York University (2016) and has recently exhibited at Zalucky Contemporary, Diaz Contemporary, and Art Mür (Montreal).

The artist would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.