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Nuit Blanche 2022

I am so excited to announce that I participated in Nuit Blanche with TWO installations!

I was part of  IN VIEW artists for Nuit Blanche East Danforth AND 
Light Source installation was included in Centennial College- Story Arts Centre's Nuit Blanche celebration.

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1. IN VIEW: Memories (Broad Lingerie, 1763 Danforth Ave.)

Art Statement

Memories invites viewers to dig inside and bring forward precious memories that happened to us in East Danforth. Whether from our childhood or yesterday, the exploration is meant to go beneath the surface of our recollection. While you look at this installation, I invite you to remember the moment of your first kiss, eating ice cream with your sibling, or celebrating a special birthday. These memories are part of what constitutes the history of East Danforth, and they are hiding beneath us in the architecture, landscape, and roads. These memories live and just as shadows, sometimes go unnoticed. But how do we keep a moment from vanishing away forever? The shadows captured in this installation show moments frozen in time. Silhouettes of the flora that compose East Danforth, while the hanging circles represent the fragility of the memories. These are being suspended just like they are in our minds. However, the shadows act as a reminder that they can slip away the moment we forget them. 

From hanging mobiles to photographs of temporary things, this installation invites visitors to reflect on what lies beneath us, and the experiences from places that give shape to memories.

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2. SPACE ODDITY: Light Source (Story Arts Centre, 951 Carlaw Avenue)

The Space Between Us invited artists to transform the city by creatively sharing stories about their connection to place while bridging cultures and connecting with communities and the environment.

Art Statement

The story of colour, light and shadow is interrupted by silence (white spaces), as the narrative develops along the wall. The open spaces (windows) translate as the realistic fragments of the stories that intertwine with the fantasy.

 

During your journey at the Story Arts Centre, you will face fears, win battles, and ultimately find success through your hard work. The intention of ‘Light Source’ is to accompany you and mirror the stories you are telling each day with your art. Challenges and victories will be part of this journey just as light and shadows are part of the images.

 

My art process begins with acrylic brushstrokes on a blank canvas and finishes with

photographing the unique intervention of sunlight and shadows over my paintings. To add a

time-related element to every piece, the light source of my images is always the sun as the shadows change every passing minute. The purpose of the photographs is to allow others to witness a unique moment in time.

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