Thank You to the Ontario Arts Council
Dec. 28, 2023
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Ontario Arts Council for awarding me an Exhibition Assistance Grant for my recent solo show, “i become as a bird.”
Held from Oct. 11 – Nov. 5, 2023 with Good Sport Gallery, this exhibition used painting and paper silhouettes to explore settler legends of the supernatural in which human bodies tangle with the earth and her creatures. Maybe-human, maybe-animal and maybe-plant, the subjects of “i become as a bird” represented an interpretation of these stories in which the colonist becomes metaphysically enmeshed with rather than separate from the more-than-human realm. Yet this intertwining is far from idyllic; the artworks also reflected upon the paranoia and pain underpinning these historical “accounts” of a haunted world.
The Ontario Arts Council’s support in presenting this show to the public has been a deeply appreciated and uplifting end to my year! Thank you!