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‘Of Ourselves’ Curated by Emilie Croning + Hannah Traore (Wedge Curatorial Projects)

Of Ourselves
Curated by Emilie Croning + Hannah Traore

February 1 – 24, 2018
The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
RSVP for the Feb 2nd 7-10pm Opening HERE!

Of Ourselves will explore the complexities of the Black experience and
identity referencing African-American writer and activist, W.E.B. DuBois’
concept of ‘double consciousness’, a notion that explores the idea that
people of colour have two identities – one that they feel is true to
themselves and one that the judgement of the outside world has imposed
upon them. Struggling to consolidate these two identities can often cause a
skewed self-image. The show will illuminate how young Black artists see
their own community, putting the power of portrayal in the hands of those
being portrayed.

Toronto-based photographers Yannick Anton, Curtiss Randolph,
Nathalia Allen, and Neva Wireko, will engage audiences with their
perspectives on Black life through photo-based works. From capturing joy
and energy to introspective representation, each artist will contribute to a
space of conversation and insight. The show aims to question existing
stereotypes by presenting real narratives and real experience.

A Wedge Curatorial Project supported by TD Bank, and The Gladstone

Feature Press: NOW Magazine

Associated Events:

Opening Launch Party // Friday, February 2nd // 7-10pm
After Party (Gladstone Ballroom) // from 10pm
Panel Discussion (Gladstone Ballroom) // Friday, February 9th// 6-9pm
A discussion with artist and social activist, Syrus Marcus Ware; photo editor and emerging curator, Liz Ikiriko; and urban planner and co-founder of Ciinema, Craig Cal. Moderated by scholar and curator Isolde Brielmaier.
Artist Talk (2nd Floor Gallery) // Tuesday, February 20th// 7-9pm

1. Neva Wireko, Untitled, 2017
2. Curtiss Randolph, from the series Horizon, 2017
3. Nathalia Allen, Untitled from the series Fête du Jour, 2017
4. Yannick Anton, Untitled, 2017.