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Hearth
Sarah Tompkins
May 4 - June 7, 2013
Reception: May 9, 5-7pm

hearth
Sarah Tompkins, Room I, oil on canvas, 2013

Testing the boundaries between abstraction and representation, Sarah Tompkins’ work explores themes of fragility, abandonment and loss. She finds inspiration in the interior spaces of abandoned homes, infusing these empty spaces with new life through her use of vivid colour and gestural lines. Her reimagined interiors suggest possible narratives inspired by memories held in the ‘walls’ of the spaces we occupy.

Ottawa-born Sarah Tompkins is a fourth year student in the Fine Art Programme at Queen’s University. Her work includes oil painting and hand-drawn additive screen-printing. She plans to study visual art at the graduate level, with hope of becoming a successful painter.