The MNG Main Space presents:
Alicia Buates Mckenzie – Something to be Said
Exhibition Runs: Sept 25 – Oct 6, 2017
Reception: Oct 5, 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall, at the Albert College of Art + Design
Something to be Said is the first piece in a body of work heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s Ophelia. Contrasted with experiences in my own life, I subvert the ‘Ophelia archetype’ to highlight the trauma of losing one’s sense of self and the subsequent struggle to regain it. It is both an inquiry into the portrayal of women without agency in popular culture and a personal story of drowning internally. (Hamlet 4.5. 4-13)
Alicia Buates McKenzie is a biracial Filipino Canadian artist from rural Manitoba. She is currently completing the final year of her BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design, majoring in Drawing. She has also studied abroad at Falmouth University and her work has been exhibited in both Canada and the UK.