Habitus – Gabrielle Fogg

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Algoma University Fine Art and Music


Please join us for Gabrielle Fogg’s thesis exhibition Habitus at 180 Projects

Opening reception: Thursday March 27th,  7-9 pm
Artist talk: Thursday March 27th, 2pm

“Habitus”; a term taken from studies is Sociology, is defined as lifestyles, values, and expectation of particular social groups that are acquired through the activities and experiences of everyday life; a structure of the mind characterized by particular values, concepts, and sensibilities of certain social actors. It is the notion that we embody particular parts of other members of different social structures that are reproduced through tastes, preferences, and actions in ourselves. This is relevant to my body of thesis works in the way that the Habitus, how we respond to social stimulus, is a manifestation of many influences on a person. My paintings represent a visual response to those influences from certain people that help form my Habitus.

I chose to do portraits of…

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