Rylee Rumble: Achy Awfulness

if numb was a colour this is what it would be by Rylee Rumble

Rylee Rumble: Achy Awfulness

February 28 – May 2, 2024
Ascent Gallery, Toronto

Witness an artist’s journey of self-discovery and healing. In this solo exhibition by Rylee Rumble, colour is explored as a means of documenting the artist’s raw and vulnerable experiences with depression, anxiety and ADHD. Colour serves as a conduit for the artist’s memories, emotions and objects associated with her mental health journey; the same colour is layered until the artist achieves a sense of release and inner peace, resulting in a single uniform colour spread across the entire canvas. The titles of the artworks also play a pivotal role, providing insight into the significance of each colour, offering layers of meaning that extend beyond the layers of paint.

About the Artist
Rylee Rumble is a painter based in Brantford, Ontario. She obtained her BA in Studio Art and Art History at University of Guelph and MFA at Western University. Rumble views her art practice as a form of therapy, where she confronts uncomfortable and emotionally charged moments to reclaim control and establish a visual archive for these experiences.

About Ascent Gallery
Opened in 2023, the Ascent Gallery is dedicated to early-career artists and collectives, with a focus on those from equity-deserving communities, living and working in Toronto. The gallery hosts 4 exhibitions annually, with most exhibitions running for 10 weeks each. The gallery is owned and operated by the City of Toronto, Arts Services.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free and the venue is accessible. Elevator access only available during: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ascent Gallery
Level 1, 399 The West Mall
Toronto, Ontario M9C 2Y2

About City of Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries
Toronto’s Cultural Centres & Galleries comprise five unique sites owned and operated by the City of Toronto. They include Assembly Hall, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Clark Centre for the Arts and Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery and the Ascent Gallery at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. Collectively the centres present over 40 gallery shows annually, showcasing works by more than 800 artists, and offer close to 150 art programs each year in collaboration with some 70+ community partners.

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