To represent the distortion of memory over time, these paintings show falsely constructed scenes inspired by family photographs. Pattern and textiles distort these paintings while bidding to remain familiar. The use of lace distorts, and the process of creation is as unstable as the false memory it represents.
Jen Hamilton is a painter and printmaker based in London, Ontario. She received her BFA from NSCAD University and her Fine Art Advanced Diploma from Fanshawe College. She has exhibited professionally in cities across Canada and her work can be found in both private and public collections.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.