Bits and Pieces

Reception: Saturday 17 March 2012 @7pm Modern Fuel presents, in its State of Flux Gallery, a new installation of work by Chrissy Poitras (Picton, ON) entitled "Bits and Pieces." Poitras’s work is an investigation of the various accidental marks found in her surroundings. She uses these found marks with their different qualities to inform her paintings and create challenging juxtapositions. Through processes of interpretation and layering she links these marks together to create her own new accidents. These works are about experimenting with colour and shape and learning how they relate and interact with each other. The focus of these works is not to create a unified, well-balanced composition but to allow the viewer to follow trains of thought. Chrissy Poitras graduated from Queen’s University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors. She is an abstract painter and printmaker, living and working in Picton, Ontario. Poitras is the co-owner of Spark Box Studio, an artist-run print studio and artist residency in Prince Edward County.