On display in NAC’s Flea Market Gallery
46 Turner Crescent
St. Catharines, ON L2P 2H6
Gallery Hours are Sundays 9AM-4PM
Some of My Friends Eating Ice Cream is an ongoing portrait series of women indulging in piled-high ice cream cones. Depicted on a typical, humid summer day in Southern Ontario, friends of the artist had one instruction: eat the ice cream. Naturally, the subjects felt compelled to devour at an uncomfortably rapid pace. Tenderness, a trait typically assumed of women, is quickly discarded for the desire to consume. Through a voyeuristic lens, the photographer captures a break of composure, a brief moment of pleasure in its rawest form.
Samantha Jones is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Courtice, Ontario. She completed her education at the University of Guelph through the specialized studio program. Her work manifests in photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing. From 2017 – 2018, Jones worked as a resident artist and co-organizer at VS Studios, a 7 unit warehouse studio in the Toronto Portlands. She has exhibited her work for Come Up To My Room (Gladstone Hotel) and through multiple events at her residency with VS Studios. Presently, Jones is co-founder of SPACEMAKER II, an experimental garage gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of budding Toronto artists through inclusive and interactive programming.