Featured in // THIS WEEK WITH // is a series of paintings by Fiona Buchanan from the exhibition Two Sunsets curated by John Ros.
"Two Sunsets is an exhibition of paintings that blurs the lines of the real and surreal as a direct result of post-excess, related to the climate crisis and the over consumption habits of daily convenience. This installation studies an aftermath to the fumbling trajectory of our progress-forever-culture." - John Ros, curator
Artist Bio: Fiona Buchanan was born in Swampscott, Massachusetts and received her BFA from Boston University in 2014. She has shown at James Madison University in Virginia, PAGE, NYC, Vacaction Gallery in New York, NY and Underdonk in Brooklyn, NY, The Sluice_ Art Fair, London, UK. Buchanan has participated in the Yale Norfolk Summer Residency (2013), Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2014-15), the BARTR program in Budapest (2017), and Listhus Residency in Olafsfjordur, Icleand (2017). She will be joining the Jentel Residency in Banner, Whyoming in 2020. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Curator Bio: John Ros is a Brooklyn-based artist, professor and curator. They obtained an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, in 2013 and a BFA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, in 2000. In 2015, John founded studioELL, an alternative, transient and hybrid space for higher education in studio art, where they are currently the Director and teaches a variety of courses. From July 2017 through June 2019, they were an Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University’s School of Art, Design and Art History, where they also served as the Director and Chief Curator of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. John has also taught at The City Literary Institute in London, UK from 2014-2016.
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