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Andrea Simmonds @ GVPL Oak Bay

17 June – 1 Sept 2023
1441 Monterey Ave., Victoria, BC V8S4W1
MWFS 10am-6pm / TTh 10am-7pm

Artist Statement:
Andrea Simmonds is an artist who focuses on local ecology to inform her work. Using fieldwork, reference guides, and experience, her work is focused on the intersection of ecology and abstraction. She studies plant relationships with complementary species and then translates that into paintings. Much of her work is focused on the Garry Oak Ecosystem, capturing some of the rare and unique plants it encompasses. Andrea aims to help people better understand this rare ecosystem through the plants that define it.

About the Artist:
Andrea Simmonds received her BA from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, QC.She is currently studying for her MFA with Emily Carr University (2024 candidate). She lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia, on the traditional territories of the lək̓ ʷəŋən people represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the WSÁNEĆ People of the Saanich Peninsula, W̱JOȽEȽEP (Tsartlip), SȾÁU,TW̱ (Tsawout), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), and WSÍ,KEM (Tseycum).

Andrea is our first member showcasing work at this new Oak Bay satellite location!