Exhibitions

Current

Abundance

Shellie Zhang with Maria Patricia Abuel

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Mar 6 - Jun 30, 2020

Curated by Tiffany Schofield

Did you catch this stunning exhibition before we closed? Don't worry! Below we have added detailed installation shots of Abundance for at-home viewing.

Abundance is a new project by Shellie Zhang featuring sculptural, photographic and installation-based works. The exhibition combines visual cues from imagery of plentiful fruit in produce advertisements and cultural rituals as a metaphor for the dreams and labour that extends across oceans and generations.  Abundance is a cyclical reflection on two actions: The artist’s relatives bringing her pieces of cut fruit in her youth, and her leaving fruit offerings at their graves.

The project is accompanied by Bulaklak, a performance for the camera by Maria Patricia Abuel. Abuel enacts a ritual of preparing and devouring 100 mango flowers, a fruit which grounds her in familial and cultural histories.  A personal meditation on matriarchal roles and sacrifices, the artist honours and reclaims the traditions she’s inherited.

Kin[k]

Dayna Danger, Nico Williams, Arielle Twist, Lacie Burning, Kablusiak, and RJ Jones


May 22 - Jul 11, 2020

In consultation with the guest curators and artists of Kin[k], Artspace has made the decision to postpone this group exhibition to 2021. We look forward to welcoming the artists and their work to Peterborough in the future!


Curated by gijiit (Adrienne Huard and Lindsay Nixon)

This exhibition explores the ways in which Two Spirit, trans, and Indigiqueer artists enact queer futures to think about ethics, consent, and relationships. By engaging with kink, we [gijiit] use it as a tool for seeking decolonial love and kinship. Participating artists include Dayna Danger, Nico Williams, Arielle Twist, Lacie Burning, Kablusiak, and RJ Jones.

Upcoming

Alexis Bulman


Sep 18 - Oct 24, 2020

Curated by Hannah Keating

This solo exhibition features new works by emerging artist Alexis Bulman. Informed by the artist's Scoliosis and ongoing research in access-related tools, models for curating access, and accessible web interfaces, it includes sculptures, installation, and performance that interrogate the very walls of institutional spaces. Bulman ponders new possibilities for spaces and materials, introducing flexibility in unexpected places.

The Hidden Anatomy Exhibition and Artist Residency


Nov 6 - Dec 19, 2020

Organized by Bennett Bedoukian

The Hidden Anatomy brings together the disassociated. The elements of work, practice, repetition, and experimentation that are done behind closed doors are brought to the forefront. It is an exposition of how and why choices are made and presented. This is not a negation of the past; this is a drawing out. An examination. Accepting our failures, and moving through them. This is a negation of mediocrity. An acceptance of learning. A willingness to listen.