Residual Beauty: Reflections of Florence, 2019, is an expressive rendering of memories assembled while visiting this magnificent city during coursework in 2016 and 2017. Known as the largest outdoor gallery in the world, for me it was the Arno river, monumental architecture and rich history of artisans, politics and economics that stitched time and space together in a way that makes it an extremely relevant place to visit in order to examine society today. Gilded in golds, bronzes and nature's pink light, the city is the perfect balance of mystery and magic, revealing hidden truths behind the ornamental beauty it wears as its disguise.
Currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen's University, Jill Price is a professional artist, curator and educator whose practice examines landscapes as archives of our material and immaterial pasts. Price completed her undergraduate work at Western Ontario and recently received the 2017 Research and Writing Award for her MFA thesis at OCADU. Now living and working in Barrie, Ontario, Price balances her creative practice and studies with curatorial work and teaching part-time at Georgian College, OCADU and Queen's University.