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Liminal Sense by Jorian Charlton

Presented by Wedge Curatorial Projects + the Gladstone Hotel

Curated by Liz Ikiriko

In conjunction with Rite of Passage : Chef in Residency Program with Suzanne Barr

Both food and photography have the ability to evoke sensorial memory. Suzanne Barr and Jorian Charlton reveal understandings of hybrid worlds. Here they conjure homeland stories, tastes and ways of being that create a rite of passage. Invoking locations somewhere between a dream and reality. The definition of the Diasporic experience.

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Jorian Charlton is a recent photography graduate of Sheridan College. Inspired and shaped by her Jamaican Canadian upbringing she captures the delicate details, the vibrancy and style that affirm and make real – Caribbean culture in Canada. She pursues reflections of identity and Diasporic relationships to homeland. 

Guest curator Nigerian Canadian Liz Ikiriko has maintained a long relationship with Wedge. Participating in Wedge projects – Fade Resistance, Zun Lee’s exhibition of black vernacular photographs as well as the publication and exhibition – FLAVA: The Wedge Collection 1997-2007. She is an established photo director within print media and emerging curator. She is currently enrolled in the Criticism and Curatorial Practice graduate program at OCADU. 

Wedge Curatorial Projects is a non-profit organization with a focus on Black identity in contemporary art. Under the directorship of founder Kenneth Montague, Wedge organizes exhibitions and lectures that explore Diasporic narratives, identity and issues of representation.