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Sims, Gabrielle Kilian
Benediction Benediction
2014 2014

This drawing by Gabrielle Kilian Sims is from a series of deeply personal works dealing with grief, entanglement and support. It depicts what is perhaps a moment of sexual intimacy mixed with intense anguish. The word “hold” is written on the back of the work and shows through the Mylar. With its roughly rendered charcoal figures and ink wash, Benediction evokes, perhaps, moments disintegration of the self and how we are held together by the support of loved ones.

 
Sims, Gabrielle Kilian
Dusseldorf, Germany 1951–Kingston ON 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany 1951–Kingston ON 2021
Benediction Benediction
2014 2014
Mixed media on Mylar Mixed media on Mylar
136.4 x 106.8
Gift of the Artist, 2018 Gift of the Artist, 2018
61-013

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