OPENING: Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8PM
ON-VIEW: November 14-December 30, 2018
Edges Overlooked is a visual exploration of how seemingly banal environments have an important societal impact. These ordinary elements that exist (either whole or broken) in our immediate spaces of created landscapes are a sensitive portrayal of progression, aggression, human interference, and abandonment. With all the images taken during summer months, I hope to heighten the nostalgic feeling of warmer days, and how the season itself is so temporary as well. Spanning from the East, West Coast and South of Canada and the United States, I hope to show how our behaviour - the struggle of material necessity, loss, and estrangement - can look the same wherever you go, and doesn’t rely on location.
Jocelyn Keays is a photographer and photo-based artist living in Ottawa, Ontario. A graduate of Algonquin College's photography program, she has recently finished her studies at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa in the full-time program, with recognition of a high achievement in lighting. Mainly using analog photography in her practice, with an emotional and romantic approach, she explores the ideas of human thought, reaction and emotion to banal life.
OPENING: Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8pm
ON-VIEW: September 19-November 12, 2018
In Summer Studies, the images evoke the dreamlike and euphoric atmosphere of the season, while also attempting to accept its impermanence, and ultimately, the impermanence of all living things. This series begins a personal exploration of how mental states shift and fluctuate throughout the year. As I seek to remember the feeling of a place and time, I recognize that most memories are flawed, as the brain subconsciously decides what slivers of information to hold on to and what to let go of. These images are the slivers of my own intense, emotional state represented in a visual form.
Celeste Marten is a visual artist based in Ottawa, Canada. Using art as communication, she is interested in the intensely therapeutic and cathartic qualities that are allowed through visual expression. Her work predominantly explores ideas of identity and transition, memory and loss.