The WKP Kennedy Gallery is featuring the newest solo-exhibiting artist Ashley Guenette with her contemporary show, “Put a Finger Down If You’ve Ever Been Personally Victimized By Social Media Algorithms.”
The exhibit is on view until January 20th, 2023.
Guenette is a Franco-Ontarian artist from rural northern Ontario and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. Her recent work draws from algorithmically-generated social media content to reveal hidden forms of oppression, and reframe them in critical, feminist contexts, according to a news release.
"Using analogue methods to interpret digital content, her drawings, paintings and multiples challenge aesthetic conventions of painting while engaging in an ongoing dialogue with its histories," says the release. "The show is one that is playful and interactive, with guests encouraged to sit on her giant whoopee-cushion and Snicker bar soft sculptures, and to take a photo in front of the pink selfie wall."
After seeing the show, people can sit by the gallery’s new fireplace and "fall in love with all of the artwork submitted by talented local artists in the Gifts of Art holiday sale, on view until December 17th.
"With the contributions of 40 artists and over 150 works of art, you are bound to find something to bring home or to gift to a loved one this holiday season. There is a piece for every budget with prices ranging from $20 to $3000. Flip through the catalogue or download it on your phone using the posted QR codes to find the pricing and info of your favourite pieces," says the release.
In addition to the holiday sale, the 'Branches of Baubles' community ornament sale will be on display in the Capitol Centre lobby for a one-of-a-kind ornament to hang on your tree this Christmas.