MARIA EZCURRA: IN YOUR SHOES
October 6 - December 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7-10pm
Curator Talk and Artist-led Tour: Thursday, October 6, 8-9pm
Maria Ezcurra’s first solo exhibition in Toronto, In Your Shoes, explores multiple scenarios of social detachment and of invisibility. Ezcurra is capable of placing others in a situation of discomfort despite her true intentions of transformation and strength through shared spaces.
Constructed by social and cultural experiences of violence, ignorance and vulnerability Maria Ezcurra poses disembodied anomalous installations that engulf the gallery space as well as offers performances in public spaces that display disenfranchised communities all of which allure painful memories of perpetual inequality. Murdered and missing women is a truth that few choose to address as it entails confronting a trauma inherited and painfully ignored. Stretched nylons, hanging emergency rescue blankets, and empty floating high heel shoes expose the missing body incapable of replacing or fully understanding. Different channels of reconciliation and healing begin to surface throughout the exhibition, as we are obliged to take a different path reminded of our own complicity by our mirror reflection.
Curated by Tamara Toledo.