26th Sep 2014 - 22nd Nov 2014

Gala Opening Reception Friday Sept. 26 @ 7-10pm

Twenty-seven cement rooms are used metaphorically as blank slates that form the canvas for this body of work. Trainor has filled these rooms with images inviting the viewer to contemplate expressions of female identity and ageing. She encapsulates the space with her imagination to create playful dream states, hallucinogenic and nightmarish scenes to serve as vehicles that express burdens of choice and states of mind from grief and anxiety to tranquil silence and humour. Digital art has allowed her to transpose iconic images from art history to enrich symbolism. References to fairytales, folklore, literature and poetry also cultivate dialogue involving the viewer to deconstruct content. Mavourneen Trainor-Bruzzese (HBFA Queens University) born in Mexico, is a Thunder Bay based artist and part-time sessional in the department of visual arts at Lakehead University. She has exhibited internationally: Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela; Great Britain; Kee Lung, Taiwan and throughout Canada.

Gala Opening Fri Sept 26th, 7pm. Featuring artist talks, jazz music by Robin Ranger, and refreshments including delectable catering from Sushi Bowl and Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery. All ages welcome, all by donation.

Show runs until November 22, 2014   Gallery 1