Summertime is upon us and that means we are pleased to announce our line up for this year’s GAC Summer Exhibitions at 10C Shared Space Gallery. 

The first exhibition will be held July 5th to July 27th and will feature the work of local artist Hannah West. 

Artwork by Hannah West

Hannah West is a multimedia artist from Hamilton, Ontario. She primarily works in drawing, painting and wood burning. Hannah graduated from the University of Guelph in 2022 with a BAH in Studio Art and a Minor in History. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at Western University. Hannah’s work portrays objects and spaces of everyday life that are often overlooked, emphasizing light, colour, and reflection. Her compositions focus on the comfort felt in isolation.

The exhibition, What Has Been and What Will Be, is Hannah West’s debut solo show and we are so excited for everyone to come and enjoy it.

Artist Statement from Hannah West:

Each drawing in this show is based on objects and spaces I have discovered in passing. I choose my subject matter by using scenes that stand out to me in the moment of encountering them. Oftentimes there are repeat locations such as stairwells and bathrooms—places we are not meant to linger and only occupy for a brief period of time. I am interested in liminal spaces and the psychology behind this term, exploring transitional states of being through my drawings. I focus on these spaces and give them extra attention by emphasizing lighting, colour, and reflection. My goal is [for people] to place [themselves] within this transitional boundary and allow the viewer to reflect, to remain in the present moment without worrying about the past or what comes in the future. This moment of reflection may evoke a sense of comfort.

There will be an opening reception taking place Friday July 7th, 1-3pm at 10C Shared Space Gallery (located at 42 Carden Street) where people can meet the artist. The gallery space is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm for regular viewing.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our second exhibition coming in August. It will be a group exhibition featuring local artists Kiera Alexanian and Anna Golding.

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