Beginning March 1, a new art exhibit will open in Kitchener City Hall’s Rotunda Gallery that explores our relationship with the fragile environment we live in. Eva McCauley’s Ruptured Landscapes is a series of oil paintings that investigate and speak to climate and environmental change, with a particular focus on oceans and shorelines. This exhibit invites us all to reflect on the systematic disintegration and devastation threatening our planet through vibrant pieces in McCauley’s distinctive style.

Eva McCauley is a painter and printmaker originally from Kitchener who is known for colourful paintings that combine an abstract style with human figures. Her paintings are engaging takes on the traditional landscape genre. Atmospheric expressions of sky, water and shifting landscapes are joined by the people interacting with them. She creates her paintings and prints in her Elmira studio and in Bear River, Nova Scotia.

There will be a public reception for the exhibit on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rotunda Gallery in Kitchener City Hall. Come and meet the artist, explore the exhibit, and learn more about the process of creating each piece. Anyone unable to attend the reception can still view the exhibit from March 1 – April 30. The Rotunda Gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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