Hyper Real: Black History Exhibition and Event Series


Dougy Hérard
Daniel Itiose
Karl Obakeng Ndebele
Theran Sativa
Elizabeth Eugene
Louisane Fozin
Naïka Deluy-Garwood
David Durham

Individuality, commonality, the emotional, the bodily, masculinity, femininity, permanence, erasure, oppression, freedom, isolation, connection, labour, identity, fiction, history, non-conformity, vulnerability and subject/object positions.
In Hyper Real, nine contemporary Black artists take on this range of multifaceted themes. Each grounds their creative expression in a particular subject. Yet they bring varying and even contradictory approaches to these subjects. Analyzing. Remixing. Reframing. Erasing. Reclaiming. At once meditative and inventive.
In each work, by looking at the specific, truths of the human condition are revealed.
You can see clearly every pixel, pore, brush stroke and coffee stain.
What do you find in the reflection?
“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is ―it’s to imagine what is possible.”
― bell hooks

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday November 12th-30th, 2018

KICK-OFF PARTY 6-11PM Thursday, November 15th
TRIPLE FEATURE FILM SCREENING 6-8:30PM Thursday, November 22nd
SISTERS IN MOTION WORKSHOP 5:30-8:30PM Thursday, November 29th

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email to address any accessibility concerns.