Circularity of (un)knowing:
An exploration of embodied knowledge in untitled spaces
July 30th - August 27th, 2022
Natia Lemay, Always but Never Dreaming 2022, oil on canvas, 62" x 42"
Par Nair, a mother series, oil on wood panel, series of 12 pieces 6” x 8” each
Claire Heidinger, First Time Homebuyer 2022, Oil on canvas, 36" x 30"
Brought together by mihyun maria kim and Claire Heidinger, Circularity of (un)knowing: An exploration of embodied knowledge in untitled spaces comprises the work of five emerging IBPOC artists, all women, who either reside in or have a connection to Toronto. These artists exemplify a diverse new generation of figurative art dedicated to diversity and the resultant themes of identity and its embodiment.
Although these artists work in a range of media—from ceramics to found objects—painting as the foundational language of each artist is visible throughout. And the human figure is central (the subjects being primarily women and non-white) to an exhibition exploring the embodiment of knowledge systems via ideologies and internalized cultural values. The gap between ancestral knowledge and current cultural awareness renders the work unknown in a contemporary context. But these five artists reclaim the unknown in a circular dialogue between what has been lost and what is now understood and thus between dual cultural identities and, in turn, between the centre and its margins.
Opening ReceptionSaturday, July 30th 2-6 PM165 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V 1C6
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