Magic Mirrors

July 5 to August 10, 2019
Opening reception: July 5, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Curated by Rose Ekins

Heidi Conrod’s mixed media artwork draws upon an essence of liminality, a state of “in-betweenness.” Created using a combination of hand-applied paint and digitally-manipulated imagery, Conrod’s fantastical artworks extend an invitation to the viewer to a space betwixt eras, media, and style. Much like the sense of nostalgia and the interactive sensorial stimulation of a carnival or fair, Conrod’s “magic mirrors” mix vintage found imagery and paint within a digital process to engage the viewer. Playful figurative images pull the observer into an imagined time within the mid-twentieth century, while the minimal and colourful painted strokes maintain a sense of the present.

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