September 20 – October 29, 2016
Vernissage: Tuesday September 20, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
The Ottawa School of Art is proud to present the work of Diploma Students
Andie Clinton and Josh Sullivan
Born and raised in Ottawa, Andie Clinton is a recent graduate of the Ottawa School of Art’s Fine Art Diploma program. Her work is based on and inspired by forensic and medical science, anatomy, and fairy tales. Watercolour and ink illustrative drawing as well as printmaking and mixed media are the mediums of choice for Andie C. and the intuitive imagery she creates explores the pairing of the grotesque with the aesthetic and the whimsical. Ms. Clinton is planning to continue her art education at the University of Ottawa. Andie’s work can be found in private collections in Ottawa and in Montreal.
Ottawa based artist Josh Sullivan’s work focuses on mixed media sculpture and drawing. Josh grew up in Gatineau Québec and has graduated from Heritage College in 2011. He has recently received a diploma from the Ottawa School of Art where he also participated in several solo and group shows. Josh draws inspiration from history, literature, comic books, and animation to create imagery which “fluctuates between the comically absurd and the miserably unhappy”.
Created by OSA graduates Josh Sullivan and Andie Clinton, “Tightrope” is a show inspired by symbolism of death and rebirth in classical art….as in tightrope walking, a person has to maintain balance while walking between two points, so do we have to maintain a balance between life and death. At once both confronting mortality, but also looking at the vitality of life…” – Andie Clinton, Josh Sullivan