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Thankful to have been asked to be a part of this show (curated by the wonderful Olivia Johnston!) that opens tomorrow… come by if you’re in town! <3La Petite Mort Gallery presentsGAZE / A Female PerspectiveExhibition curated by Olivia JohnstonJanuary 3 – February 2, 2014Vernissage Friday January 3, 2014Tunes by DJ Lamb RabbitLIVE STICK + POKE TATTOOING by anna eyler and nicolas lapointe7-10pm$10 per tattooLIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:Shannon ArmishawKimberly EdgarMagida El-KassisTreawna HarveyShaya IshaqMeredith JayOlivia JohnstonGillian KingDanica OldersBlair SmithJennifer StewartCURATORIAL STATEMENT:The role of the female in society is complex and confused. Slung between assigned selves, she is often not able to take ownership of her life, her body, or her psyche. The navigation of identity throughout girlhood and into womanhood is a difficult process, affected a great deal by the confused role that society expects her to fill. Indeed, with the arrival of the digital era and widespread use of the Internet, concepts of beauty, sexuality, and femininity seem to be more convoluted than ever for their primarily female audience.Nevertheless, for the young, female artist, this negotiation of identity can be eased by the practice of art-making, providing a means of exploration and expression throughout the process of coming-of-age. The voices of young female artists provide for a unique set of interpretations about the world, enriching the continuous conversation that comprises human existence.This exhibition presents the work of 11 female artists under the age of 30, who are from Ottawa or call it home.

Thankful to have been asked to be a part of this show (curated by the wonderful Olivia Johnston!) that opens tomorrow… come by if you’re in town! <3

La Petite Mort Gallery presents

GAZE / A Female Perspective
Exhibition curated by Olivia Johnston

January 3 – February 2, 2014
Vernissage Friday January 3, 2014
Tunes by DJ Lamb Rabbit
LIVE STICK + POKE TATTOOING 
by anna eyler and nicolas lapointe
7-10pm
$10 per tattoo

LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Shannon Armishaw
Kimberly Edgar
Magida El-Kassis
Treawna Harvey
Shaya Ishaq
Meredith Jay
Olivia Johnston
Gillian King
Danica Olders
Blair Smith
Jennifer Stewart

CURATORIAL STATEMENT:
The role of the female in society is complex and confused. Slung between assigned selves, she is often not able to take ownership of her life, her body, or her psyche. The navigation of identity throughout girlhood and into womanhood is a difficult process, affected a great deal by the confused role that society expects her to fill. Indeed, with the arrival of the digital era and widespread use of the Internet, concepts of beauty, sexuality, and femininity seem to be more convoluted than ever for their primarily female audience.

Nevertheless, for the young, female artist, this negotiation of identity can be eased by the practice of art-making, providing a means of exploration and expression throughout the process of coming-of-age. The voices of young female artists provide for a unique set of interpretations about the world, enriching the continuous conversation that comprises human existence.

This exhibition presents the work of 11 female artists under the age of 30, who are from Ottawa or call it home.

Rocky Lalune

Rocky Lalune

Rama Love

Rama Love

wzrds gng x fall down 

wzrds gng x fall down 

Tacos, Fest 12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Tacos, Fest 12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Dead Weights @ Fest &#8216;12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Dead Weights @ Fest ‘12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Frat Central, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Frat Central, Gainesville, Florida 2013

United, New Jersey Airport, 2013

United, New Jersey Airport, 2013

 Americas Best Value Inn (Canadian Embassy), Fest &#8216;12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

 Americas Best Value Inn (Canadian Embassy), Fest ‘12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

Xtra Liquors, Fest &#8216;12, Gainesville, Florida 2013
A few weeks ago, I escaped the shitty Ottawa weather for some nice Florida sun &amp; made my way to Fest &#8216;12 in Gainesville, Florida. 
First time Fester, love the people there for the festival- the townies on the other hand.. they weren&#8217;t so welcoming to our takeover for the week. It was nothing like any other festival I&#8217;ve been to, bar venues (where you can still smoke inside) and the cheapest drinks ever - ( $1.87 for a 40oz of Olde E? Okay.) and lots and lots of running around, eating awesome veggie food &amp; of course the shows were all dope. 
Sweet time all around, special thanks to my travelling partner &lt;3

Xtra Liquors, Fest ‘12, Gainesville, Florida 2013

A few weeks ago, I escaped the shitty Ottawa weather for some nice Florida sun & made my way to Fest ‘12 in Gainesville, Florida. 

First time Fester, love the people there for the festival- the townies on the other hand.. they weren’t so welcoming to our takeover for the week. It was nothing like any other festival I’ve been to, bar venues (where you can still smoke inside) and the cheapest drinks ever - ( $1.87 for a 40oz of Olde E? Okay.) and lots and lots of running around, eating awesome veggie food & of course the shows were all dope. 

Sweet time all around, special thanks to my travelling partner <3