The first in a series… The Margin of Eras Gallery presents 'Group Experiments', featuring:
Joanna Delos Reyes
For our first experiment, we explore decolonization, diasporic identity, and memory through material culture. What is precious? What is archival? What is historical? And how does that change in the ever-evolving present?
Results to be determined.
Opening Reception | June 20th, 2019 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates | June 21st – July 6th
Gallery Hours | Wednesday to Friday from 12-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm
Artist Hours & additional events to be announced!
Artist Hours, Sean Sandusky | June 22nd, 2019 from 12-5pm
ABOUT FELIPE CRUZ
Felipe Cruz was born in Bogotá, Colombia at a time in which the best option was to GTFO.
His experience as a young immigrant in rural Ontario brought him to question the political categories that govern human relationships and discourse. Influenced by punk, post-punk, and queer and gender theory, he explores contemporary social transactions on peace, conflict, work, international development and culture through colourful narrative fictions.
He is currently focused on questioning the moral and ethical taxonomies enabling political realities at micro and macro levels in Latin and North America.
ABOUT JOANNA DELOS REYES
Joanna Delos Reyes is a artist, musician, and social worker based in Toronto. Interested in exploring the intersections of (im)migration, place, and material culture. Her (re)mixing of materials and found objects is a way to make sense of the hybridity and in-betweens she inhabits as a 1st generation Filipina-Canadian immigrant.
In addition to her art practice she also facilitates workshops for young people using music and art, as a framework to explore topics around cultural roots, self-expression, and empathy.
She performs with Canadian experimental music and performance art collective Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, and all-women Kulintang gong ensemble Pantayo.
ABOUT HILARY HUNG
Hilary Hung’s art practice questions how material can mediate meaning. Her projects often start with a fascination for a material and continue as experiments. She negotiates with the material’s inherent properties in the making process and allows for moments of contingency. Her attention to how materials can rearrange and transform space manifests in site-responsive installations.
Her large-scale works make the body a material constituent in her sculptural installations by influencing how viewers perceive and navigate space. Subverting the static nature of sculpture, her art practice examines the potential for material to shift in form and function. Her sculptures and installations are often in flux and challenge what it means to be in the past, present and future.
Hilary is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music Studio Art program. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and Guelph including spaces like the Gladstone Hotel and the Georgian Bay National Park. She is also an Artist Educator and currently teaches at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. To learn more about her work and upcoming exhibitions, visit www.hilaryhung.com.
ABOUT SEAN SANDUSKY
Sean Sandusky is a multi-disciplinary Toronto-based artist of South Asian and European descent working mainly in the mediums of performance, sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and video upon political and cultural topics that are usually research based. Being of mixed descent and having lived in different areas of the world, Sean gains inspiration from the knowledge and dissociation of moving from from one political, environmental, and economic climate to the other. From these certain experiences and intersections Sean works focus upon works that usually are topics that involve race, South Asian cultural heritage, location, gender/sexuality, disability, and equity. Through heavy research practices, Sean also uses relational aesthetics that relate to said topics both tying in information with visual cues. From the combination of each factor in works, there is a need for the work to be immersive in it's visual physicality as well layered in dialogue upon what the work's topic is central.