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Friday, September 10, 2010

New Exhibitions open at Modern Fuel September 18


Genda and Santos

In the Main Gallery:
Homelands with Dagmara Genda and Marigold Santos
18 September – 23 October, 2010
Reception: Saturday 25 September 2010 @7pm
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, 21 Queen St., Kingston ON

"Homelands" pairs the drawings of Dagmara Genda and Marigold Santos, highlighting the role of place and space in the construction of identity.  Genda's practice stems from three interests that inter-relate and inform each other -- nationalism, space, and identity -- topics that directly relate to her childhood immigration from Communist Poland to Canada.  Her drawings in this exhibition bring together Soviet and Western influences. Santos presents a series of drawings inspired by childhood memories of her family's immigration from the Philippines when she was six years old.  Visitors to "Homelands" will be awarded multiple points of entry into a surreal exploration of a continuous search for the physical or fantastical notions of home.  Genda and Santos will be presenting artist talks in the Education Tent of the Kingston Multicultural Festival in Kingston's Confederation Park at 2 and 3pm on Saturday the 25th of September, with a reception to follow at Modern Fuel at 7pm.

Dagmara Genda (Saskatoon, SK) is a Polish-Canadian artist and writer with a BFA Honours in painting at the University of Manitoba and an MFA at the University of Western Ontario. Genda has exhibited cross-country with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, published with Locus Suspectus magazine and written for Forest City Gallery in London, Ontario and AKA Gallery in Saskatoon.

Marigold Santos (Montreal, QC) pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She completed her BFA in Print at the University of Calgary in 2006, is a recipient of numerous awards, and has exhibited her work within Canada, United States, and Japan.

In the State of Flux Gallery:
Sikhing by Mia Sandhu
18 September – 23 October, 2010
Reception: Saturday 25 September 2010 @7pm

Mia Sandhu (Toronto, ON) presents new work that stems from her fascination with religion, culture, and life experience, and adds a measured dose of humour and surrealism. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, her work has had an emphasis on portraiture and a focus on issues regarding identity and belonging in Canada.

For further information, contact:
Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883

--  Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre 21 Queen St, Kingston ON  K7K 1A1 Phone: (613) 548-4883 Gallery Hours 12-5, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, we hope to see you soon!

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