Currently, Samantha’s work speaks to the contemporary and ongoing dialogue between the construction of the identity of self and the collective cultural identity, specifically in relation to the female identity. The layering and fragmentation of the portraits reflects the complex and multifaceted nature and structure of identity and perception of identity in both the natural and digital world.
There is no vanity or grace in the expression of these self-portraits. The way in which identity is presented is in flux; it looks like tensions and power relationships, conversations and mistakes. Samantha’s work seeks a true reflection of the self through the fragmented process of experience and cultural positions and the reproduction of this process in a visual way using drawing, painting and printmaking. ... See MoreSee Less
Allan has asked five people to participate, each selected on the basis of their diverse Canadian cultural background. His intention is to bring awareness and attention to the rich diversity of Canadians not typically represented in modern contemporary art and to celebrate celebration the different cultural narratives that create the beautiful mosaic of our Canadian identity. The aim is to exhibit 12-18 new oil paintings and 5 Digital Stories at Studio C and cSPACE in the Spring of 2018. ... See MoreSee Less