29 Games for Parties - Opening Reception

July 30th at 1:30 pm, artists Holly Fedida and Paula McLean invite you to the opening of their joint show in the Education Centre, presented by Hearth artists collective. This mixed-medium show interprets the everyday mundane in a playful way, tailored to the exhibition space, and is titled “29 Games for Parties”.
From now until September 24th at the Dundas Museum and Archives.


Layers of drawing, photographs, and resin fuse source material with extrapolated vision, coalescing in new forms. Inspired in part by site visits exploring the Dundas Museum’s collection and architecture, these works reconfigure and reimagine its contents in a sensorial reflection of accumulation. Through the process of collage, both artists point their interest towards ideas of value, preservation, and questions of description as they relate to objecthood and material histories. Using compositional structures and devices intrinsic to museum displays, the artists re-articulate frames, tabletops, and glass cases as a shared visual language. 29 Games for Parties offers a recasting of the archive as a subjective, and sensory endeavour.

Artist Bios:
Holly Fedida is an artist invested in the intimacies of observation and the objects we hold close. Working with painting and drawing, she aims to imagine different possibilities for the still-life genre, creating pictures in which objects can become subjects: taking on the roles of active protagonists. Holly holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University. She currently lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto.

Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Paula McLean received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art from Concordia University in 2017 and a Master of Fine Art at the University of Waterloo in 2019. As an interdisciplinary artist, she is interested in the interplay (as well as synthesis) between subject and object as it relates to ideas of memory, mimicry, entropy, and meaning. She currently lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto.