Traces Retraced: Reconstructing Identity


An IAMD Thesis Exhibition by MFA candidate Bernie Leroux.

Reception: April 9, 2018 6:00-9:00 PM

 
DateSaturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.

A quite whisper between two old men in the corner of the room belies a word you’ve never heard before, but somehow it sounds familiar. The crows caw at the sounding of a bell and the smell of burning firewood fills the room, they trigger a memory that oddly, you can’t recall ever experiencing - so you retrace your steps.

 

Traces Retraced is an autoethnographic study comprising installations of burnt wood objects, wood prints, charcoal drawn projections and an Camera Obscura with its eye on the world. The works investigate notions of coming to know my Indigenous identity through the lens of my own journey from unconscious to consciously knowing who I am in relation to my Métis and Anishinaabe roots. The works ponder and comment on memories both real and imagined, evoking archetypes of my ancestry in an contemporary context. 



Traces Retraced
DateSaturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Website Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association  
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
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Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Refiguring Worlds featuring the work of Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko (OCAD U Photography alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Maryse Larivière and Ed Pien 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

A quite whisper between two old men in the corner of the room belies a word you’ve never heard before, but somehow it sounds familiar. The crows caw at the sounding of a bell and the smell of burning firewood fills the room, they trigger a memory that oddly, you can’t recall ever experiencing - so you retrace your steps.

 

Traces Retraced is an autoethnographic study comprising installations of burnt wood objects, wood prints, charcoal drawn projections and an Camera Obscura with its eye on the world. The works investigate notions of coming to know my Indigenous identity through the lens of my own journey from unconscious to consciously knowing who I am in relation to my Métis and Anishinaabe roots. The works ponder and comment on memories both real and imagined, evoking archetypes of my ancestry in an contemporary context. 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.
Traces Retraced
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