Rebecca Bair


PRESSED – RELEASED (2020) investigates the aesthetic, technical and symbolic differences between two types of print media techniques. These techniques and their processes are suggested through their visual representation, and insinuated through their naming.

On the left is PRESSED (2020) – a monotype print.

On the right is RELEASED (2020) – a digital photograph.

This project was awarded the Opus Art Supplies Graduation Award (MFA), and received an Honourable Mention for ECU Graduation Award for Anti-Racism and Social Justice in Visual Arts.

For We Are the Children of The Sun is a thesis project which aims to utilize abstraction and non-figuration as methods of representation for Black Women on Turtle Island. Through a personal contemplation of identity and ancestry, symbols such as hair and the Sun function as connectors to the plurality of Blackness. Bair examines and refutes what it means to be ‘Canadian’, and turns to a diasporic community which extends past the borders of land. Her objective is to re-imagine representation for the Black Woman, and to center resilience and community as primary concerns through a collaboration with the Sun. Sky Light is the most recent visualization of this pursuit. 

SKY LIGHT (2020)

This content makes up a digital maquette of the proposed final piece.

Homebody | Kate Rogers

Artist Statement
Homebody is a video piece that combines handmade and digital collage to explore the varied meanings of the domestic sphere in relation to women’s bodies.  Mixing the mundane with a hint of the supernatural, the video questions the ways in which a home space can teeter between comforting refuge and a place of deep isolation.  Elements of the video collage are slowly revealed throughout the 3 minute clip that is played on a screen in an infinite loop.

Artist Bio
Kate’s practice works with metaphors of the domestic uncanny, the fragmented female body, witching and haunting to address the historical oppression of women.  Movement, video installation and photography are combined with a visual referencing of 1920s German gothic film to explore the marginalized spaces of the domestic. Her practice also reimagines the active female monster or witch as subversive figures that can destabilize gender as fixed in any shape or form.
Kate has completed a BFA in Contemporary Dance at York University in Toronto and a BFA in Drawing & Painting at Ontario College of Art and Design.

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