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Emily Pittman: A House of Another Colour

Opening Reception- May 12th, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm

A House of Another Colour is a series spanning across Pittman’s painting and drawing practices. In this series, she collects snippets of residential, commercial, and industrial architecture imagery, splices them together on a canvas or collage, and douses them in a bright, domestic colour palette. Pittman explores the effect of colour and abstraction on architectural forms, especially their potential to create strange, yet nostalgic and desirable spaces that are emotionally evocative instead of functional.


Emily Pittman was born in St. John’s in 1994. She graduated from the University of Guelph in April of 2016 and received an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction) with majors in both Studio Art and English. She moved to St. John’s, NL, in May of 2016 and started work at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art & Design in September, 2016 as Program and Promotions Coordinator. She was nominated for the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition, and received the University of Guelph Faculty Award for Painting. Emily co-founded The Gathered Gallery, an independently run visual arts Gallery and curatorial writing blog found at