JULIA ABRAHAM
NICOLE CLOUGH
LAUREN DZENIS
KIRA KASTNER
DUAA MANSOUR
ALEXANDRA SANDISON
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DIANNE SHAWCROSS
MACY SIU
JOL THOMSON
RACHEL WALLACE

artist statement

My artwork revolves around the themes of identity, spirituality and the presence of a place over time. I find myself evolving through my own identity and questioning if our presence lives on when we die and how our presence effects us when we are alive. I have explored specific historical sites or spaces that I have been drawn to in the past 5 years of my life. I am also exploring the history of the photograph and how it does or does not preserve a person’s exact likeness.

I choose these themes because I am fascinated with the platonic and supernatural world. I believe that specific sites and buildings also have a certain presence of feelings from people that lingers on for a very long time. My work is based on my life; the struggle to exist and find my own path and the desire I have for the experience of the sublime and receptivity of other worldly creatures.

I appreciate the experience of taking a photograph; the snapshot of something or someone who is constantly changing. There is a specific likeness in the picture, but the likeness will never remain the same. I also appreciate examining photographs that I have not taken. I look at the presence a certain person or place has left behind.

I love physically working with my hands when I draw. It makes me feel as if I am a part of the drawing. I use the imprints of my fingers to create my unconscious image and bring it into the physical world.

I recently discovered my interest in collage. I enjoy collaging things of a similar likeness to evoke certain emotions. I like to put parts of life together and ponder what it could mean.

I want my audience to take what they will from my art; you do not have to see the work through my eyes only.

When I look into your eyes,
I stare back at myself.
Be all my sin’s remembered.

 

 

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Alexandra Sandison

EDUCATION

2009 B.A., Fine Art History and Visual Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
2005 – 2007 Studied Visual arts, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

EXHIBITIONS

2009 “Thesis 2009”,University of Toronto,Toronto, Ontario. (Juried/Group)
2007 “Arts Gratia”, Niagara Gallery, Fonthill, Ontario. (Juried/Group)
2007 “Bugs in Our Head”, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. (Group)
2006 “Pixelante”, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. (Group)

ART-REALTED EXPERIENCE

2008 – 2009 Work-Study, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
2008 Organizer, Toronto Art Exposition, Toronto, Ontario.
2007 Photographer, Sears Portrait Studio, St. Catharines, Ontario.
2005 Sales/Gift Shop, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2008 Cashier/Sales Associate, HMV, Toronto, Ontario.
2002 – 2004 Shelver, St. Catharines Public Library,St. Catharines, Ontario.