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With Alice: Delphine Lewis | Doc Now Festival

Showing in the Ryerson Artspace

Opening Reception: Monday, June 10th, 2019, 7-9 pm
Exhibition Run: Monday, June 10th, 2019 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

At the age of fourteen, Alice began exploring the frustrations she faced—as an adolescent, an artist, and a feminist—through her visual art practice. She developed a keen interest in creating experiential installations, translating her own questions concerning community, gender equality, censorship and age discrimination into tangible artworks.

More recently, at sixteen, Alice has turned to painting, performance, and photography to explore her identity, and investigate themes of female representation and iconography. With Alice captures how Alice now negotiates the obstacles she faces as she continues to shape her identity through her artwork.

The portraits of With Alice capture Alice in two states of performance that come naturally to her: as a mid-adolescent artist driven by the obstacles she faces, and as the personified women she paints.

Delphine Lewis is a documentary and fashion photographer working in Montreal, Toronto, and New York. With an interest in capturing the bonds that exist between intergenerational family members through portraiture, her practice exists between fact and fiction.