Eva McCauley is a painter and printmaker with a diploma in drawing/painting from OCAD, a B.F.A. from U. of Guelph, and a M.F.A. from U. of Waterloo, with several awards and scholarships received at all three institutions.
"The Face to Face Project" is an installation of 40 mixed media paintings of Canadian youth spanning a period of 150 years. Sixteen of the images are oil paintings that are contemporary portraits of University of Waterloo students, and twenty four are images inspired by historical photographs from the past 150 years, which have been re imagined by referencing archival photographs and created using layers of oil paint, gouache, encaustic and photocopy transfers.
The installation has been created to reflect the spirit of Canada's increasing diversity, to communicate ideas about the human condition, provoke questions and invite positive dialogue about Canada's 150+ celebrations.
The artist wishes to acknowledge the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for the 15/150 Grant received for the funding of "The Face to Face Project". Exhibition runs through January 2018. All are invited to the reception on Thursday, January 4, 5-7 pm, in the Rotunda Gallery. For more information visit: Rotunda Gallery