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Samantha Noseworthy
Midheaven
August 10 to September 9, 2017
Closing Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM 

Image: Samantha Noseworthy, Baby Blue, 7 x 7 inches, Ink and Pencil Crayon on Paper, 2017

Midheaven names the tenth house in the natal astrological system. Evoking images of eclipse within in-between realms, it is a point of definition in one’s chart which determines vocation and purpose. Midheaven asks: of what significance is the continuity between contemporary artistic practice and paranormal occurrence?

Drawing upon wildly subjective personal accounts, Samantha Noseworthy’s work and accompanying writings mirror her studies in visual art, poetry and the occult while travelling Atlantic Canada. She utilizes a multimedia approach that combines drawing, iphone photography, found object sculpture, and video.

Samantha received her HBA in Visual Studies at the University of Toronto in 2015, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

For more information contact Mitra Shreeram, Communications and Outreach Coordinator at mshreera@uwo.ca or 519.661.2111 ext. 87576

Quinn Smallboy
Playing a String Game
August 10 - September 9, 2017
Closing Reception: September 8, 5-7 PM

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Image: Quinn Smallboy, Nest, string and metal, 9’ x 5” x 5”, 2017

"My work explores symbolic images referring to Indigenous cultures.  Through shapes and forms that make up the iconic symbols that surround and are within Indigenous cultures, I approach art making from the standpoint of reshaping alternate interpretations.  I am interested in translating Indigenous symbols into works of art, whether through painting or sculpture. 

A central material in my sculptural practice is string. I sometimes use solely black string. In other works, coloured string is used, acting as an index to culture and identity. 

As an artist, my aim is to draw attention to the struggles surrounding Indigenous culture and art. "
-Quinn Smallboy

Quinn Smallboy is originally from Moose Factory, Ontario, and member of the Moose Cree First Nation.  He is an MFA candidate in Visual Arts at Western University who lives in London, Ontario where he focuses his artistic practice. 

For more information contact Mitra Shreeram, Communications and Outreach Coordinator at mshreera@uwo.ca or 519.661.2111 ext. 87576