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VISUAL BLOOM: Cumulative Fragmentation
Brian Hoad and James Puffer
February 6- March 7, 2014
Reception: Saturday, March 01, 6-8 pm



Brian Hoad , Meaghan (Enter Sumac) , photo collage, 2013


Visual Bloom: Cumulative Fragmentation is an exhibition of photo collages by two artists -- experienced outdoorsmen with cameras -- James Puffer and Brian Hoad. The works document human interaction using fragmented imagery of scenery and settings. Puffer uses photo collage to represent experiences in nature. Each scene represents a trip, a story, or a memory. The artist uses multiple images to extend both the range of view and the focus of the composition. Hoad’s collages seek to reconstruct the experiences of daily life in present day Ontario.

James Puffer , Untitled, photo collage, 2013

James Puffer is in his fourth year of the Fine Art program at Queen’s andfocuses on screen print, woodblock, and photo collage. He has worked as studio assistant to artist Otis Tamasauskas and installation assistant to artist Jason Paradis.

Brian Hoad is a third year student in the Fine Art program at Queen’s University. He has been in group shows at the Artel, Kingston and the Upstairs Gallery, Port Hope. He has also worked as a studio assistant to artist David Blackwood.