Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk: FORWARD FACING


Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk: April 21, 2018 | 2-4 PM | FREE

Exhibition Hours: April 5 – June 3, 2018 | Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Suite 302)

Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday from 12–5 pm (except statutory holidays) and by appointment. Information to plan your visit or get in touch can be found here.

Critical Distance and Aboriginal Curatorial Collective present FORWARD FACING, curated by Cass Gardiner (Toronto/Brooklyn). Forward Facing examines intersectionality within Indigenous identity through the photographic, video, craft, and installation practices of Dayna Danger (Montreal), Lacie Burning (Vancouver), and Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter (Calgary).

Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island express and assert their identity in conversation with their cultural roots in a multitude of ways, and always in tandem with ever-looming colonialism. Utilizing the device of the mask, the artists in Forward Facing provoke and question how the face – or the absence of it – creates a powerful commentary on contemporary Indigenous culture.

Bike Tube Flogger-Making Workshop with Dayna Danger: April 22 from 2-4 pm at Project Studio.


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Symposium & Reception – Edge: Youth Art Show 2016

Symposium and Reception: Wednesday March 2, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Exhibition: March 2 – 8, 2016 | Second Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

WE’RE CELEBRATING 19 years of student achievement in the visual arts with a sharpened focus on arts education!

Edge: Youth Art Show is open to all Secondary School Students (grades 9-12) and young people (14-18 years) in TDSB & TCDSB schools & agencies across the GTA. It is a free 7 day exhibition of student artwork. It is non juried with over 100 high school students & youth from approximately 20 schools and agencies across the GTA participating in the program each year.
 It’s a great opportunity for youth to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery, and connect with our learning centre, working artists and arts communities.

Edge: Youth Art Show is generously supported by Qualcomm Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humber.