Across cultures, time, and geographic borders, people have used methods of fermentation to make foods more digestible, delicious, and longer lasting. As the RBC Emerging Artist in Residence at the RMG, Joy Wong has been preoccupied with fermentation. Their new work adopts these practices as a framework for critiquing society’s reverence for purity and fear of contamination, and for asserting that bodies, borders, and cultures are porous, rather than impenetrable.a fervid surfacing by Joy WongLearn More
Using her smart phone, laser printers, and paint, Jaspal Birdi plays with colour and technical glitches to make large photo-based works. In this exhibition, she uses photos from her phone’s camera roll to explore the nature of memory, the interplay between physical and virtual worlds, and the potential for audience interaction in collaborative artmaking.Can I Play Outside? By Jaspal BirdiLearn More
This is an exhibition of posters that combat racist labels and assumptions with positive representations of Indigenous identity. In collaboration with photographer Annie Sakkab, the posters were created by First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL) at Trent University with volunteers from the Indigenous student community.Breaking Down Stereotypes: First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL)Learn More
The Perfect Day is an exhibition of new video and sculpture work by emerging artist Sophie Sabet, produced during her residency in the Artist Incubator Lab. Sabet is a filmmaker who mines personal relationships and found footage from her past to explore processes of migration and creation, body politics, and the myriad ways we reveal and conceal ourselves in the world.The Perfect Day by Sophie SabetLearn More
Lithic Innards is an exhibition of new work by Toronto-based artist Ellen Bleiwas. The installation’s assembly of unfired clay figures prod at conscious and unconscious knowledge, prompting an experience that is something like recognition, a form of looking that is both familiar and new all at once.Lithic Innards by Ellen BleiwasLearn More
Psychedelic Oshawa recovers and reimagines a formative period in the city’s cultural awakening during the turbulent years of the 1960s and early 1970s. Contemporary artists
from Durham Region and beyond were invited by guest curator Gary Genosko to use historical artefacts as springboards to create new works that bring past events and imagery into focus.