York University MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 5 - 13, 2014
Opening Reception: April 5, 6:00 - 10:00PM
Hours: 1:00 - 6:00 PM daily
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street
Originally from Quebec, Amelie studied Fine Art at Montreal’s Dawson College cegep before completing her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. This exhibition of abstract paintings are the culmination of an intensive two-year Master of Fine Art program at York University.
"I strive for each painting to be free from preconceived ideas and external visual sources. In this way, their making evolves through a sense of adventure; each formal decision is a risk, a precarious mark that can be transformed. I believe that by surrendering to the unknown in my paintings, uncanny formal relationships can emerge and my own visual vocabulary can transform and expand. The resulting images hinge on surreal places, things or events that are undecipherable but hint at something, like a dream we remember but struggle to describe. During their making, it is as if the world collapses in a borderless chaos, where unrelated things intermingle for a while. In a way, each image testifies to a slowing down of chaotic perceptions and an intensification of sensation."