Coming July 18th, To Who Do We Call Upon is about kinship in its simplest form — creating a love letter to the past, present, and future. Work by artists Zoma Maduekwe, Jemini Baptiste, Sylvia Limbana, Kadrah Mensah, Faith Icecold and Oreka James explore visions of the Black home, shared history, connectivity and community. "We envision ourselves, spirits and elders within our (art) practices and devotion."
Opening Reception | July 18th, 2019 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates | July 19th – August 10th
Gallery Hours | Wednesday to Friday from 12-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Faith Icecold is a Black craftsperson who lives on the planet Earth.
Jem Baptiste is a Black multi-disciplinary emerging artist. With mediums spanning across found objects, digital collage, paper and oil paint, her work attempts to dismantle internal structures of art, anti-blackness and misogynoir. Focusing on concepts of identity, body and truth, she is inspired by the everyday existence of a Black woman.
Toronto-based Oreka James is a multidisciplinary artist who uses storytelling as a means to explore the complexities surrounding the construction of Blackness. Her work intimately recalls people, places and stories overlooked exclusively from Black Wimmin identifying peoples, revealing love, sexuality, mental health and healing.
Scarborough-based Sylvia Limbana is a self taught interdisciplinary artist focused on the black identity. Her practice currently takes her through histories otherwise untold and actively forgotten. Limbana seeks to close the gap between continental Africans and Africans by way of displacement.
Zoma is a digital artist and designer who works primarily with 3D modelling, game design and physical computing. Zoma is interested in making educational tools that address aspects of Black life globally.