ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
What defines or makes a space? With no fixed answer to this question, the exhibition Making Spaces navigates concepts of space, place and site through personal-collective experiences, in order to reflect on how we make spaces and the narratives that emerge. The exhibition features textile, mixed media and architectural installations by emerging artists Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz, denirée isabel, Michelle Peraza, Camila Salcedo and Aline Setton. The imagery used by these artist’s references specific landscapes and histories, while exploring a sense of home and belonging. Offering moments of action and contemplation, the works include personal stories of migration, revealing the effects of colonial histories in the Americas. Within the exhibition, portraiture acts as a channel to examine identity through familial lineage, while the usage of facial photo filters broadens the notion by linking them to “identification” preferences.
Making Spaces in its virtual platform and its on-site version at Sur Gallery is about creating safe spaces of self-reflection as we cope with dislocation, isolation and the ongoing task to find, make and carry home within us, a burden many of us bear within diasporas.
Curated by Karina Roman Justo.
To find out more about this exhibition please visit Sur Gallery Virtual.
Sur Gallery acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and The City of Toronto through section 37. Sur Gallery also acknowledges its partner Vtape.