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Smooth Sailing

“Smooth Sailing”, VIVIANEART’s second solo presentation of abstract paintings by Toronto based artist Scott Everingham, takes a rather cynical and ironic look at the larger notion of what makes one resistant to personal development. In this exhibition the artist takes sailing, something that is typically considered leisurely, a sport for those who have the time and money, and considers it in the context of obstacles and stormy waters. The resulting paintings portray environments where sailing vessels are trapped, sinking, destroyed by nets or waves or with broken masts, ripped sails, and splintered rudders.  Being on the water in such a vessel and circumstance is not something one seeks out, much like the task of confronting personal difficulties and growth. For Everingham, these paintings are an exploration of the idea of being metaphorically lost at sea.

Three-time finalist in the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2009, 2010, 2013), Everingham holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Waterloo. His work has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally in the United States, Denmark, England, and the Netherlands. He is represented in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. In addition to his painting practice, Everingham is a painting instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, ON, where he currently lives and works.


VivianeArt is more than a gallery. It’s a gathering place, where artists and art lovers can come together to share their passion for great work. We are champions for the careers of artists who challenge the boundaries of art, the way it’s made and the way it’s shown.  Representing a diverse roster of emerging and established Canadian and International artists, founder Viviane Mehr and her team believe in the power of art and its ability to inspire, invigorate and transform.

To help fulfill our vision of becoming a space for all things art, VivianeArt has brought together a knowledgeable and dedicated team of experts who amongst themselves have earned degrees from The Alberta University of the Arts, Concordia University, The University of Calgary, The University of Alberta and The University of Toronto.

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