ANNOUNCING FREE SPACE ARTISTS 2018 – Kristina Bradt & Abigail Roelens
KRISTINA BRADT – is a visual artist residing in Windsor, ON and identifies as a narrator within her practice. Primary media includes sculpture, drawing, and digital media. Themes included in her work revolve around the study of people, their everyday surroundings, and the connections and interactions between the two. During her undergrad, Kristina was often drawn to industrial elements like sheet metal and found objects, but as time has passed her ideas have become more delicate and detail oriented utilizing digital rendering techniques including 3D design and ink drawings. Bradt has been continuously completing research over the past 2 years discovering how humans perceive and understand sound from the point of view of different senses, including touch and sight. Her other passion is the body of work that consists of ink drawings that continues to grow. She questions notions of fate and belief through the ongoing series of her line drawings.
ABIGAIL ROELENS – is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor’s creative writing program. Her writing has appeared in print as part of Radish, one of Biblioasis’ chapbook series. As a writer, she gravitates towards poetry and creative essays as a vehicle to explore themes of memory, myth-making, psychological disorders, and family history. Currently, Abigail is working on a poetic project that speculates on the her great-grandfather’s journey from Belgium to Canada, a journey which may have involved an unused ticket on the Titanic.
FREE SPACE | Self Directed Residency project is presented by ACWR. This is an opportunity for regional artists to work on their art practice in a professional work space. This program offers the space and time for the advancement of your career and to strengthen your practice.