Sleep paralysis

James Zhu, Arts 2018 Digital Film Artist Statement My film captures the psychological experience of sleep paralysis by portraying an individual’s subconscious elements and allusions to the supernatural. Inspired by surrealism, I experiment with plot distortion by colliding fragments of memories and events together to create a melancholy atmosphere. The emphasis on subtlety and images …

Revolutions

Shonah Affleck, Arts  2018 Stop-motion animation Artist Statement Often inspired by human nature and the way we relate to our world, my work presents subtle and interpretable stories, encouraging the audience to engage with what they see and create their own narrative. My current focus is on the cyclical nature of life. Through stop motion …

Identity Crisis

Sepideh Dashti, Arts 2018 Two-channel video installation Artist Statement In my quest for a means of individual expression, I explore the construction of women’s identity through social expectations, politics, and culture. Living between two cultures is an enriching experience that has exposed me to challenging ideas and thoughts that provoking social norms and behaviors. I …

Flow

   Ji Lou, Arts  2018; Mirrored acrylic, stainless steel Artist Statement  My work is highly influenced by minimalism. I like the simple and elegant feeling of this style: it does not need many elements to express an idea and the work speaks for itself. Even though most of my work refers to minimalism, I add …

Other Side

Mahir Hoque, Arts  2018 Digital lenticular print Artist Statement My work is focused around exploring the relationship between abstract and figurative forms through elements such as shape, colour, perspective and pattern. I am inspired by graphic, geometric and experimental art that take a problem-solving approach. Constructing and destructing figurative forms is an enjoyable problem solving …

You Used to be my Favourite Colour

Hannah Veiga, Arts 2018 Screen Print on Kozuke paper, curtains Artist Statement  My work reflects a dialogue between the characteristics of invasive and toxic plant species and social relationships. I am interested in creating sculptural installations as well as intimate prints in which the plants interact with surrounding environments and materials in conjunction with their …

Healing

Alex Garcia, Arts 2018  Acrylic on canvas Artist Statement  This year I started my artistic investigation with the female form. My drawings used minimal line work to intentionally capture an emotional and atmospheric feel for my models. Each pose was chosen methodically to tell a story of depression within a timeline. My figurative drawings explore …

Lake Louise

Jodie Tu, Arts  2018  Screen Print Artist Statement  As an artist, my technique and style has always been simple and minimal. My work explores themes of duality and abstraction, creating an unconventional experience for the viewer. I have always been interested in landscape and scenery has been a common subject in my pieces. By moving …

Heavy Faces

Emma Smith, Arts 2018   Bearded earrings: glass beads on felt with porcupine quills, leather, custom electronics Artist Statement  There is an overarching theme of communication in my work. It is an experiment in of visual representations of traditional Anishinaabe oral stories. As an artist I am use traditional Indigenous beading techniques blended with contemporary design …

Mistakes

Farah Sadek, Arts 2018  Poured Acrylic Artist Statement My inspiration comes from Fiona Kinsella’s exhibition at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in 2016. Kinsella accumulates layers of thick white paint on square panel canvases. Her work inspired me to break the barriers between paint and sculpture even further by removing the canvas. I believe that …