Opening at the Museum des beaux Arts Montreal, Tuesday, May 8th - The portrait of a young Canadian Black woman painted by Gordon Shadrach highlights the highly complex stratification of the historical, family and personal aspects of identities through the codification of her clothes and accessories. An iconic figure, it represents the many facets of the contemporary black woman.
Opening May 31st at Gallery 181 in Toronto,
Gordon Shadrach’s show Personify continues to question stereotypes surrounding Black men and masculinity.
What judgements are used when it is said that someone embodies or personifies a quality? How does self-identification play a role in how Black men are viewed within and beyond the community? Does (mis)representation in the media have real-life implications?
Black men personify many things to different people. This exhibit invites viewers to move beyond preconceived notions of representation and to recognize the multiple qualities that exists and are shared within us all.