“Tie it tighter, it’s about to slip” – Mini-Solo Show @ Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre

I’m thrilled to have a selection of paintings featured in one of Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre (QEPCCC)’s Corridor Galleries until April 29, 2022, in Oakville-ON. Titled, Tie it tighter, it’s about to slip, this mini-solo exhibition showcases recent work from 2017-2021.

The community centre is located at 2302 Bridge Road. The exhibition is located approx. 50 ft. from the main doors of the centre, straight ahead. Almost all works are for sale. If you’re interested in a piece or would like to share your thoughts and feedback (always welcome!), please reach out to me directly at crozier.nicole@gmail.com.

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Exhibition Statement:

Sourced from fashion imagery, my work surrealistically explores the animate potential of decoration in relation to the feminized body. These paintings both inhabit the realm of portraiture while also denying access to the figure through mask-like ornament, destabilizing her status as the main subject. These figures are assemblages not only of divergent painted textures and shadows but also our constructions of femininity and gender: a collection of falsehoods and truisms that we are all constantly navigating. What is fantasy? Identity? Self-image? Desire? I aim to cultivate an aesthetic that is simultaneously seductive and unsettling as a means of investigating the overlap between these incarnations of self.