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Ipseity.
Joanna Bo Han Shi, Sylvia Lesniewski, Anna Speyer

February 6 - March 7, 2014
Reception: Saturday, March 01, 6-8pm

Anna Speyer , Anna Libre Rides Again Part3 , oil on panel, 2013

Themes of identity, gender and sexuality come together in the prints and paintings in Ipseity, an exhibition by Sylvia Lesniewski, Joanna Bo Shi and Anna Speyer. Speyer ‘s prints and paintings reflect her uncertainty around being an artist in the contemporary world, a conflict she portrays by creating a narrative using characters, art historical works, and self-portraits. Bo Shi examines the impact of gender and culture through staged portrait paintings and Lesniewski’s copper etchings and lithographs are motivated by themes of gender and sexuality portrayed through mythology and folklore.
All three artists are fourth year Fine Art students at Queen’s University.

Anna Speyer works in painting and printmaking. She sits on the Board of the Union Gallery and is the Creative Director of Vogue Charity Fashion Show and Watercan Queen’s.

Joanna Bo Shi is passionate about the possibilities of oil paint and capturing realistic figures within landscape settings on canvas. She is currently Chair of the Union Gallery fundraiser, Cezanne’s Closet, and sits on the gallery Board.

Sylvia Lesniewski works primarily in printmaking often combining copper etchings with lithography. She is the Co-Chair of the Cezanne’s Closet fundraising committee.

Joanna Bo Han Shi , Untitled, oil on canvas, 2013

Anna Speyer works in painting and printmaking. She sits on the Board of the Union Gallery and is the Creative Director of Vogue Charity Fashion Show and Watercan Queen’s.

Joanna Bo Shi is passionate about the possibilities of oil paint and capturing realistic figures within landscape settings on canvas. She is currently Chair of the Union Gallery fundraiser, Cezanne’s Closet, and sits on the gallery Board.

Sylvia Lesniewski works primarily in printmaking often combining copper etchings with lithography. She is the Co-Chair of the Cezanne’s Closet fundraising committee.

Sylvia Lesniewski , I am the Cactus , waterless lithography, 2013