Fragility of Light
JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 01, 6 - 8 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Fragility of Light an exhibition by artist Christina Sealey.
Sealey’s practice is based primarily in drawing, painting, and sound. Through her work she has been examining the relationship between place and identity and the intimate connections between people and the places they inhabit. In her recent work, Sealey has focused on exploring the intangible and mysterious qualities of "night" or "darkness”. This work is concerned with the symbolism associated with “night” – in particular the association with the unconscious, transformation, and absence/presence. She is particularly interested in how these ideas influence and intersect with the physical experience of night and darkness. Moments of tension, indecision, transition, and mystery are recurring themes. The play between representation and abstraction emphasizes the themes of mystery and ambiguity, blurring the distinction between the real and the imaginary.
Christina Sealey is an artist and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and a BA (Hons.) from McMaster University. Christina has exhibited throughout Canada and the UK in both public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres and regularly performs throughout Europe and North America. Her work is represented in private, corporate and public collections. She has been awarded grants for her painting and audio work from both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and from private foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
For more information visit: www.christinasealey.com