NIA – SKIN DEEP: March 19 – April 1

NIA CENTRE’S ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITION – EXPOSED 2015

 SKIN DEEP:(RE)IMAGING THE PORTRAIT

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Exhibition Dates: March 19 – April 1, 2015

Opening Reception: March 19, 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Artist Presentations/Panel: March 21, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

 This exhibition presents photographic and video portraits by artists addressing the visualization of presence and its relationship to various notions of representation, subjectivity and the body. Each artist brings a diverse point of view and critical eye, interrogating the place and positioning of contemporary individuals and historical figures within the public sphere as activated through the camera’s lens. From empowering assertions of Black female being within the iconic Canadian landscape, insightful ruminations on loss explored through minimalism and disembodiment, to markings of individuality within the faceless urban realm, the artists re-imagine regimes of the image away from fixed inscriptions of race, gender, class and corporeality. Complex, poetic and celebratory, together their work engages and encourages new ways of knowing and recognizing the visual, the visible and the viewed.

Featuring Artworks by:

Yannick Anton

Ella Cooper

Anthony Gebrehiwot

Jah Grey

Carolyn Roberts

Kara Springer

 Curated by Pamela Edmonds 

Image Credit: Carolyn Roberts, Untitled (from Convenience series), 2014, C-Print. Courtesy of the Artist