Works by Kery Maddison & Meriem Oumessad, Fanshawe College
Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, May 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 2015 7-9pm
The exhibition Missing Parts presents the work of two graduating art students from Fanshawe College, Kery Maddison and Meriem Oumessad.
Kery Maddison’s sculptural works combine human and animal forms as well as human-made objects through the creative use of taxidermy, hand made by the artist from ethically sourced animals. She focuses on individually sculpting unique pieces of art that emphasize highly skilled craftsmanship and whose delicate quality and variety reflect the natural world they honour.
Meriem Oumessad’s large-scale oil paintings of dolls, instructional drawings for doll-making which are later developed into copper etchings, and clay, wood, and fabric sculptures of puppets and ball-joint dolls, all reference self portraiture. These works offer comparison to the human body through emphasis on proportion, movement of limbs, and likeness to self.