As an emerging artist working primarily with vintage photographs and watercolour materials, my art practice explores ideas of personal and shared memory. My work can be familiar and nostalgic, yet somewhat strange and unfamiliar. The use of repetition, intense patterning and mark-making paired with ghost-like figures and areas of emptiness speaks to the true nature of memory--simultaneously clear yet fragmented, with only a residue remaining. The work is, at once, delicate, sometimes dark, and often humorous. Read the rest...
CURRENT EXHIBITION "Canada 150: Visual Stories of Innisfil," Jul 2017 - April 2018
I am thrilled to be collaborating with the Innisfil Library & Idea Lab and the Our Stories archive in celebration of Canada 150! This body of work is inspired by 17 (out of thousands) of vintage images depicting local history in the Innisfil, ON area. Located at the Innisfil Library, Lakeshore Branch: 967 Innisfil Beach Road, L9S 1V3 705-431-7410.
THE STORIES WE SHARE PROJECT Submit Your photos
Submission by Lyubov Chepak. April 2016
Stories We Share in an ongoing, online call for photos - from anyone. It's a collaborative process that combines submitted photos, watercolour works and online conversation. It has been beautiful to be introduced to so many personal images and the intimate stories that go along with them. Calls for specific types of photos (i.e. female histories) are placed on the Stories We Share Facebook page; ongoing photo submissions are MUCH appreciated through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org