Group exhibit of Canadian artists at Foreman
Howare identities performed today? This is a central question posed by the new exhibition at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University which addresses the medium of portraiture from a contemporary standpoint. Matilda Aslizadeh (Vancouver, British Columbia), Pascal Grandmaison (Montreal, Quebec), Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline (Winnipeg, Manitoba), the collective Soft Turns (Toronto, Ontario) and Tanya St-Pierre (Sherbrooke, Quebec) use innovative and contemporary methods in their approaches to the human figure and face. The works on view were created between 2004 and 2012 and visitors to the gallery will be able to experience several mediums of art, from paintings, photography, stop-motion animation and installation work.
Through their artworks, the artists raise questions about visual narrative, the social and political implications of subjectivity and the construction of the individual in postmodern societies. The artworks on view expose ambiguities, tensions and different possibilities that problematize individual identities — how these are formed and revealed within social contexts and constructs, and specifically what roles they play in more intimate and private narratives. The Indivisible is curated by the Foreman Art Gallery’s Director/Curator, Vicky Chainey Gagnon