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Margaret Flood: Something Round  |  Melissa Neil: smoking lake

The Assembly, Hamilton
September 8 - 30, 2017
Extended hours Supercrawl weekend September 8, 9, 10
Closing Reception: Friday September 29, 5-7pm

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Margaret Flood, Something Round: Hollow 2017, digital print on newsprint 10 x 10 in.

Margaret Flood: Something Round

Something Round is an exhibition about walking, solitude and social interaction. Prompted by a curiosity about how people move through and relate to shared spaces, Something Round explores the perceptions and experiences of an unnamed – and possibly not self-identified – community formed by users of the Bruce Trail in Hamilton. Using photographs, narrative and a collection of circular detritus, Something Round considers the Bruce Trail as observed by a community of trail users.

Margaret Flood holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 2004 and an MFA from the University of Guelph 2009. She uses everyday objects to consider duration and biography. Margaret is part of the artist collective F(NOR). She has been the recipient of CCENA grant (Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts, Ontario Art Council grant, City of Hamilton, City Enrichment Fund Emerging Artist Project Grant and a FEAST grant (micro funding grant through the Hamilton Artist Inc.). She participated in Nuit Blanche 2015 Independent Projects, her work has been shown across Canada.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the funding support from CCENA - The Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts.

Instagram @somethinground


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Melissa Neil, Untitled (smoking lake), 2017 oil on linen 16 x 20 in.

Melissa Neil: smoking lake

Melissa Neil uses landscape painting as a vehicle to explore notions of time, memory and place. A new body of work smoking lake considers the experiences of Ukrainian women who immigrated to the Smoky Lake (Alberta) region in the late 1800’s. Imagery of present day piles of brush, gravel pits and stagnant sloughs allude to the work and experiences of an ephemeral past. Oil paintings on linen and Mylar will be presented.

Melissa Neil is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (2002). Her work has been included in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, 2016; Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, 2015; Melissa Neil New Paintings Studio Huddle, Toronto, 2014 and at Fine & Dandy window gallery, Toronto, 2014. Melissa is a recipient of the City of Hamilton, City Enrichment Fund Emerging Artist Project Grant. Her work is held in private collections in Ontario.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the City of Hamilton’s City Enrichment Fund.

Instagram @melissa_neil_


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The Assembly
Presenting contemporary art in Hamilton, ON.
4 Cannon Street E
Hamilton ON
www.assemblygallery.ca
assemblygallery@gmail.com
289 799 3794

Exhibition Hours
Fridays 12-5pm
Saturdays 12-5pm
Sundays 12-4
Extended hours Supercrawl weekend September 8, 9, 10