Union Gallery Vitrine Project
March 27 - May 11, 2018 | same as/different from
Curated by Ramolen laruan
Located just outside the gallery - stop by any time of the day
Student artists who attend the same university, work with the same professors, within the same curriculum and in the same physical studio environment often reflects similar ideas in their artwork. same as/different from comprises of a selection of print works by past Queen’s Bachelor of Fine Art students who display stylistic and conceptual departure from the prescribed print media projects required by their course work. Their vision for, and of, the print medium move beyond the influences of their training to challenge their creativity and take their work in new directions. These students explore recurring themes, concepts, and methods with distinct approaches, allowing for unique identities to emerge.
Ramolen Laruan is an interdisciplinary student artist and writer based between Kingston and Toronto. Her art focuses on the intermingling of cultures and its effects on the formation of self-identity and politics of belonging as one navigates the diaspora. Laruan is a past editor-in-chief of The Undergraduate Review, Communications Coordinator for Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and museum docent at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre; she is a staff writer for The Queen’s Journal and the President of Union Gallery’s Board of Directors. Laruan was awarded the John Cameron O Memorial Award (2017, 2018) and Margaret Craig Scholarship in Fine Art (2017). She is currently a BFA (Honours) candidate at Queen’s University, minoring in Art History.