State of Flux Gallery

Muted Landscapes

Marija Hamed has been an active member of the Kingston arts community since beginning her studies at Queen’s University in 2000. Working in encaustic collage, her style continues to evolve, including the incorporation of transfers of her black and white photographs. She incorporates subdued elements common in everyday landscapes, such as electrical posts, trees and birds, then builds layers of color and texture through alternate materials to further express what these objects lack in their anonymity. Marija currently lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario and the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Shifting Light

As part of Cubafest, Kingston's celebration of Cuban culture, Modern Fuel presents, in the State of Flux Members' Gallery, "Shifting Light," photographs of Cuba by Elisa Paloschi. For filmmaker/photographer Elisa Paloschi, the camera navigates the delightful exploration of loose borders and imaginary space: where light and shadow meet and the mundanities of everyday reality merge with the splendours of imagination. Her work discovers the uncommon in the common, revealing the underpinnings of what is normal, telling secret-stories through the camera that might have otherwise been missed.

Hair Pieces

In the State of Flux Gallery, Sharon Thompson (Kingston, ON) presents a current project of mixed media on wood that evokes ‘story telling’ by incorporating hairpieces. These pieces encompass her formal instincts, and her predilection for structure and abstraction, but added to these is a focused narrative exposition.

The History(s) of Canada

With “History(s) of Canada,” the artist Rebecca Soudant presents viewers with a series of books that cover eons of Canadian history, a vast undertaking, in comparison with other text books that cover a mere five hundred years.

Knock on Woods in Kingston

KNOCK ON WOODS RESIDENCIES
Anna Elmberg-Wright, Lisa Figge, Sandra Jass, Bruce Kauffman, Rebecca Soudant.

Static

With Static, S.J. Coates (Kingston, ON) has created a series of images that combine photographs (rescued from their oblivion in his archives of negatives) with the digital images he takes with the tools he uses today.

Miriam Jordon: Suffering, Contained

Miriam Jordon is a Haudenosaunee interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work meditates on the harsh beauty and inevitable reality of death. Suffering, Contained explored the manner in which affliction is represented and displayed in contemporary culture.

Miriam Jordon: Suffering, Contained

Miriam Jordon is a Haudenosaunee interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work meditates on the harsh beauty and inevitable reality of death. Suffering, Contained explored the manner in which affliction is represented and displayed in contemporary culture.

Jill Johnson: Toy Soldiers

As Johnson's first solo exhibition, she chose to confess that she has witnessed countless wooden sword fights and mock battles which have led to a fascination with the complexity of play. As a visual artist and photographer she is challenged to represent children and violence in a way that is neither too obvious nor trite. The pencil drawings presented in this exhibition are based on Johnson's photographs, and mimic such qualities as depth of field and blurring of movement.

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