This past August, the Drawing Room played host to another exciting exhibition: Explore Your Illustrations by Brandi Strauss. Featuring several collages and screenprints by the Edmonton-based artist, the pieces explore the paradox between the mundane and complex nature of the subconscious imagination, creating the impression of conflict and a sense of disconnection.
With no formal training, Brandi's foray into collage began by creating paper zines. All her images are created by hand with no digital manipulation. In the words of the artist, "image making through collage is limitless with its inexhaustible variety of styles, approaches and techniques. Collage allows me to deconstruct and reconstruct images the way I view the world. "