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Bloom
Audrey Assad and Rosalind Breen
March 26- April 19, 2013
Reception: April 6, 6-8 pm
Artist Talk: April 3, 2:30 pm

For this exhibition, Audrey Assad and Rosalind Breen have produced paintings and drawings which explore different concepts and notions regarding the body and identity. Both artists use the body as a vessel to convey thought and flaw, yet also as a vehicle for the quandary of how disparate bodies can come together and find themselves tangled within one another. Bloom is about finding belonging or significance in one’s own skin while living in the chaos of a society filled with others struggling in the same pursuit.

AssadAudrey Assad, Amy Two, oil on canvas, 2013

Audrey Assad is completing her fourth year in the Fine Art Programme at Queen’s University. Her current work focuses on oil painting on canvas and wood panel. Upon completion of her degree, she will participate in an internship program with The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She will then return to her home in Toronto where she will continue developing her work and hopefully complete an MFA.

Breen
Rosalind Breen, Reoccurring Dreams, oil paint and coloured pencil on mylar, 2013

Rosalind Breen is a fourth year student in the Fine Art Programme at Queen’s University. She has exhibited her work at a number of galleries including Modern Fuel Artist Run Center, The Artel and Gallery 1313. After graduating from Queen’s, she plans to attend graduate school to study digital animation at the Vancouver Film School and to work towards becoming both a practicing artist and a digital animator.