Abbas Akhavan, Barbara Astman, Mark Crofton Bell, Rebecca Belmore, Millie Chen, Irene Loughlin, Teresa Margolles, and Mark Ruwedel. Ana Barajas, curator.
September 8 – November 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Disappearing Act is a mixed-media exhibition that explores themes of absence and disappearance, both physical and social. The works are intertwined by their relation to the human body and the inferred possibility of experienced loss. What happens when the land you stand on is no longer yours or when it has witnessed incredible trauma? How do you move on when your cage is a claustrophobic bedroom? Perhaps you are made to wander the desert alone, leaving pieces of yourself along the way. The people around you are forced to witness your disappearance, forced to mark it somehow. You discard your mask. You stand your ground and mark your territory. Even if the space you create is, in the end, a resting place.
With assistance from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University, Corkin Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and Olga Korper Gallery.