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Handle With Care

Wedge Curatorial Projects is pleased to present Handle with Care between January 31st to February 29th, 2020.

The photographic exhibition and site-specific installation brings together the work of Canadian artist Dainesha Nugent-Palache and American artist Adrienne Elise Tarver.

Through the artists’ multidisciplinary practices’ Handle with Care explores themes of domesticity, the Black spatial imaginary, histories of displacement, and subsequent boundaries of everyday life.

Opening Reception
Friday, January 31, 7—10pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor gallery
DJ-hosted opening event. Artists Adrienne Elise Tarver and Dainesha Nugent-Palache will be in attendance.

Performance Piece & Artist Talk
Saturday, February 1, 1—3pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor gallery
The culmination of a three-day workshop with Adrienne Elise Tarver, movement artists Camille Rojas, Nyda Kwasowsky and Danielle Smith “preview” their February 26 performance piece. To be followed by artists Dainesha Nugent-Palache and Adrienne Elise Tarver in conversation with curators Emilie Croning and Maria Kanellopoulos.

Handle with Care Movie Night: Kathleen Collins’ Losing Ground
Wednesday, February 19, 6—9pm
Paradise Theatre, 1006 Bloor St W
Rediscover Kathleen Collins’ powerful 1982 debut feature film Losing Ground. Exploring feminism and the inner workings of Black lives, the restored classic tells the story of a marriage of two people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Film introduction by Kenneth Montague and post-screening discussion TBC. Co-presented with Paradise Theatre.

Exhibition Walk-Through & Performance Piece
Wednesday, February 26, 6—8pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor gallery
Curators Emilie Croning and Maria Kanellopoulos tour audience through Handle with Care. Followed by an extended performance by movement artists Camille Rojas, Nyda Kwasowsky and Danielle Smith donning wearable pieces by Adrienne Elise Tarver.

Presented by Wedge Curatorial Projects with The Gladstone Hotel and Paradise Theatre. Sponsored by TD Bank Group The Ready Commitment.