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RUPTURED LANDSCAPES at the Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener Ontario, March 1 to April 30, 2024

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Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Ave. West, Kitchener

Ruptured Landscapes is a solo exhibition of oil paintings that explore the relationship between people and our fragile environment, a world threatened by systematic disintegration and devastation. Environmental concerns are a focus in my current practice. My paintings explore and speak to climate change, particularly on oceans and shorelines: the sea level is rising, waters are warming, storms are intensifying, lives and communities are at risk. Conjured partly from memory, partly from photographs, the figures in the paintings uneasily inhabit places that are explored in the past and present, with a focus on their relationship to bodies of water. There will be an opening reception in March 2nd, 2 to 5 p.m. All are welcome! This body of work was funded by an Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant, for which I am most grateful.