April 29, 2017 - September 19, 2017
Lise Beaudry, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Martie Giefert, Morris Lum, Jeff Thomas
Opening reception: Friday, May 5, 7-1opm
This exhibition brings together five Ontario-based artists who engage with various photographic processes to investigate the social histories of land, architecture and institutions. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the RMG, the gallery invited each artist to produce a new project that grapples with the shifting nature of Oshawa’s social, economic and technological fabric.
Drawing from accounts of Oshawa that range from its under-acknowledged history as a site of Indigenous occupation to the inescapable dominance of the 20th century auto industry, from explorations of familial archives to representations of institutional tech hubs, this exhibition weaves together narratives of Oshawa that offer a distinct view of the city, one produced by its visitors and its residents alike.
Curated by Linda Jansma and Jayne Wilkinson