Randall Finnerty is a visual artist who has been working for a number of years with charcoal on paper, portraying a cast of animal and human characters that are often set in wilderness environments or on the periphery of human settlements. Rooted in his experiences of growing up in northern Ontario, these images reflect upon our disjointed relationship with nature. Flying objects, highways and power lines are the tentacles
that project outward from civilisation into the natural world. By placing animals among the detritus of our civilization, they bear curious witness to the things in which we engage. |
Originally from Timmins, Ontario, Randall Finnerty studied art at York
University, Sheridan College and Ontario College of Art and Design in
Toronto. He has lived and worked in Montreal since 1992. He has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions in Ontario and Quebec, and his work has appeared in a variety of art publications. Randall Finnerty's work is held in important public and private collections including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Cirque du Soleil.