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Masking Collective | Masking: The Feature Film

Exhibition Dates: April 11 – 16, 2017

Reception + Screening: Sat, April 15, 2017 

Gallery Hours: TBD

Artist Statement:

Artists Madelyne Beckles and Delilah Rosier will explore the inherent contradictions of the derivative of joy in entertainment, versus the hard-lines of moralistic and dogmatic readings of pop cultural texts as they insert themselves into film parodies of competition, dating show and documentary style reality television.

Artist Bio:

Madelyne Beckles is an artist and cultural critic based out of Montreal. Her work centres on themes of narcissism, self deprecation, consumption, and shame which she attempts to deconstruct through a feminist critical race framework. She has most notably performed at Art Basel Miami, Art Production Fund, and Freize Art Fair New York and MOMA. She has been profiled on The New York Times Magazine, C magazine and has written for New York Art Quarterly and Canadian Art Magazine.

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Delilah Rosier is an artist working and living in Tkaronto. Her practice consists of collages, drawings, photo manipulations and generating criticism and theory pertaining to queer theory, race politics and intersectional feminism within the landscape of popular culture. She is a recent graduate of OCAD U’s criticism and curatorial practice program. She has been profiled in C Magazine and Formally Known As Magazine and was the 2016 Recipient of the Won Lee Fine Art Award for her written thesis project entitled “Sissy Those Subversions: Disidentifications and Institutionalized Performativity.”

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