Mezzanine Gallery

Rebecca Fux

Take it, it's what you wanted

Oil on linen

Rebecca Fux | she/her | Vernon, BC

Rebecca Fux draws from the experiences of young women – herself included – during the transition of late girlhood to early womanhood. She examines a shared experience of navigating the conditions of femininity and explores depictions of strength in vulnerability. Embracing both beauty and strangeness, Fux’s narratives swing between the mundane and the surreal. The female figure is comfortably juxtaposed to her environment, evoking a feeling of limbo between safety and danger. Carefully selected iconography describes late girl-hood, gendered identity, autonomy over one’s body, and sexuality in multi-faceted ways.

Rebecca Fux is an artist born in Vernon BC, now living and working on the unceded traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ and lək̓ʷəŋən peoples. At the age of 16 Rebecca was the recipient of the 2019 Youth Artist in Residency Program at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, which entailed mentorship and a group exhibition. After receiving the 2020 Helen Pitt Fund Award she made the decision to pursue a BFA hons at the University of Victoria. Since then, Rebecca has completed solo exhibitions You Can Cry in Front of Me, 2023, at XChanges Gallery – marking her solo debut – and The Weather Inside, 2024, at The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective.