Reception: Thursday, Sept 19th, 2014
In the UAS + 15 Window
A story of the sisterly bond between two girls, and their relationship with imagination, departure from innocence and discovery of women hood. Lingering in the forest is the residue and remnants of a playful ritualistic activity between two girls and nature.
Janine Bennett is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art & Design having also studied abroad at Falmouth University, in Falmouth, United Kingdom. Her practice has developed in response to romanticized ideas of femininity, beauty, death and decay. Referencing both the connotations and processes surrounding still life, her work materializes through graphite drawings, photography and the installation of objects.
Rachel Zwambag is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art & Design. Her practice explores her relationship to play and the way adults view this activity we once took part in as children. Animal-human hybrids, playing dress up, cloaking, masks, fairytales, story-telling, secret spaces and curiosity all play important roles in her work, manifesting itself through installations and objects.
Janine and Rachel grew up together and have been close friends for many years. Making work in close proximity to each other, they are interested in the shared similarities between both of their practices and are excited to explore this relationship further.