Using materials often found in both Jennie Suddick and Anna Rose’s practices, the two artists create an explosion out of a familiar image tied to their personal research in Florence, Italy. Anna, who resides in Florence, and Jennie who is based in Toronto constructed the elements of this project remotely, beginning the process of unraveling and expanding the subject matter within the specific contexts of their different environments.
An iconic image that is often romanticized and commercialized is deconstructed and blurred by their personal perspectives. An image that has connotations of beauty and ease is remixed to highlight the undercurrent of decadence and violence. The initial familiarity is destabilized, woven into an immersive environment.
Anna Rose has lived and worked in Florence, Italy since 2004. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Her work spans photography, video, costume and installation with a sensibility towards the relationship between body and environment, entering into conversation with historical, psychological, and cultural mythologies of place.
Jennie Suddick is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. She has exhibited in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Asia. She earned her MFA from York University and holds both a BFA and Advanced Visual Studies Certificate from OCAD University. Her work deals with identity, place and meditated relationships to nature.