Ella MacQueen-Denz

The Green Room

May 5 – 21, 2023

Xchanges Gallery is happy to announce the opening on May 5, 2023 of Ella MacQueen-Denz’s exhibition, The Green Room.

Memory is a space that evokes emotional imagery triggered by smells, sounds, tastes and is a thing that provokes physical responses: shutting eyes, lying down, walking towards and away. Past worlds become memory, which then occupies physical and mental spaces of the body where it both feeds and is fed by imagination. The Green Room explores how the artist’s visual language is influenced by childhood memories—in particular, those of playing with her sister and cousins in the “green room” of their grandmother’s home. With these works, MacQueen-Denz wishes to bring to mind the relationships between a physical space, its memory, and its ever present occupants.

Opening night:

Friday, May 5, 2023, from 6 – 8 pm

Gallery hours:

Open every weekend from Saturday, May 6 until Sunday, May 21 from 11 am – 4 pm

About the Artist

Ella MacQueen-Denz is a multidisciplinary artist with settler heritage, who grew up on unceded Coast Salish Territory on Salt Spring Island. She received a certificate in textiles from the Kootenay School of Arts and a BA in English and Germanic Studies at the University of Victoria. She works with graphite and watercolour, is a graffiti artist, creates
paper puppetry, and teaches marionette-making classes for adults and kid. Ella delights in the discovery and invention that is possible in the creative process, and the intuitive search for understanding that emerges in the characters, forms, and compositions of her work.

For more information about the show and the artist, please visit the artists’ page.

Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.

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