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Rachael Dodgson and Nicole Kerouac

November 28, 2013 - January 24, 2014
Reception: November 30, 6-8pm

Nicole Kerouac , Agent Orange , oil on canvas, 2013

OIL & ACID contrasts the art making styles of abstract printmaker Rachael Dodgson and realist painter Nicole Kerouac. Kerouac’s contribution, OIL, comments on the negative consequences of human decisions regarding the environment and human activity. Dodgson’s abstract prints, ACID, explore the relationship between artist and materials. They also challenge the necessity of representational imagery in art-making.

Rachael Dodgson , Aluminum Tray , waterless lithography, 2013

Rachael Dodgson is currently completing her final year at Queen’s University in the Bachelor of Fine Art program. Her work currently explores the relationship between the artist and her materials while challenging representational imagery in art making. She plans to obtain an MFA in order to further pursue her artistic research as well as her passion for art-making.

Nicole Kerouac is a fourth year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at Queens University, focused in painting. She is interested in realism and representational forms rather than abstraction, and is motivated by her desire to create powerful artwork.

Nicole Kerouac , Chernobyl, oil on canvas, 2013

Rachael Dodgson, Big Badass Stone II , lithography, 2013