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DRAWN IN: Selected drawings by 2nd year BFA students

Ramolen Laruan | Austin Henderson | Danika Baker-Sohn | Jaclyn McConnell |
Emily Klaassen | Olivia Gilbertson | Victoria Kim
Alyssa Dantes | Chelsea Saunders | Becca Tulk

March 29 - May 20, 2016 | Reception: Wednesday March 30, 5-7pm.

Danika Baker-Sohn, Now You See Me, oil & pastel on paper, 2016

DRAWN IN highlights some of the drawing works produced this term by Queen’s undergraduate students in a second year drawing course offered by the Fine Art Program and led by instructor/artist Sarindar Dhaliwal. The course involves formal and experimental approaches to drawing, and promotes the engagement of critical issues and ideas. Featuring a range of materials, concepts and styles, DRAWN IN demonstrates the breadth of creative possibilities enabled through both the act and gesture of drawing.

Danika Baker-Sohn is currently completing her second year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Queen’s and will be specializing in both painting and print-making during her remaining time in the program. Primarily an oil painter who works with a strict colour palette, Danika focuses on the human form and is fascinated with capturing the different relational dynamics of human beings. She hopes to find ways to incorporate forms of street art into her future painting projects.

Alyssa Dantes is a second year student in the Fine Art Program at Queen’s University. Alyssa has previously participated in Union Gallery’s annual fundraising event Cézanne’s Closet (2016) and is an active representative for the Department’s Student Council for Fine Art at Queen’s (2014 – present). She looks forward to focusing on sculpture and printmaking in her upper years.

Austin Henderson is a second-year Fine Art student at Queen’s University, who primarily works in drawing and painting. Austin’s work has been previously shown in group exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa in both 2012 and 2014. Austin will be travelling to Sydney, Australia, to study at the University of New South Wales in the coming year where he will broaden his Fine Arts training.

Victoria Rose Meejin Kim is in her second year of the Fine Art Program at Queen’s University . She anticipates receiving her BFA degree in 2018 and hopes to later pursue MFA studies abroad.

Emily Klaassen is a second year student in the Fine Art Program at Queen’s University. Born and raised in the city of Kingston, it was not until September 2014 when she first entered a dairy farm. Soon after, a calf was born that became her first 4H Dairy project. Being a curious city kid with a heifer, Emily was exposed to the many misconceptions associated with farming and livestock. Through art she hopes to create conversation and bridge the gap between farmer and family.

Ramolen Laruan is a a second year student in the Fine Art Program at Queen’s University, minoring in Art History. Having grown up in the Philippines and moved to Canada at the age of 10, Ramolen’s work focuses on the intermingling of cultures and its effects on the formation of self-identity. She is currently the Vice President of Union Gallery’s Board of Directors and serves as a member of the programming committee .

Jaclyn McConnell is a second year student in the Fine Art Program at Queen’s University. Strongly detail oriented, Jaclyn has held a passion for art, design and photography practices ever since she can remember.

Chelsea Saunders is second year student at Queen’s University working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree. Chelsea works with a multitude of media, having a specific interest in painting and drawing. She has been the recipient of the Quinte Arts Council Bursary and has shown work in the juried art show I Have Something To Say (2014).

Rebecca Tulk was born in Kingston in 1993. In April 2014, she graduated from Sheridan College with an Advanced Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts. Rebecca works primarily in mixed media, water and ink based mediums. Currently, she is enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Queen’s University.