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A Legacy Unfolding
September 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - January 7, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
Organized by the Varley Art Gallery of MarkhamFeaturing the work of Shantel Miller Curated by Anik Glaude About the exhibition In this solo exhibition, Shantel Miller tackles the nuanced relationship between faith, spirituality, and the church, and the ways in which these are expressed within her Jamaican-Canadian community. On view is a new series of figurative paintings and photographs showcasing the people and traditions that make up the Legacy Christian Community Worship Centre in Markham. The artist captures intimate and quiet moments of reflection and prayer, as well as active manifestations of faith. As in previous works, Miller centres the Black body, examining how it moves through space and exists within it. The artist describes photography as a tool to document, while painting is a means of encountering and expressing what she sees. The combination of both mediums allows Miller to simultaneously observe and reflect on what happens around her. Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12 to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM Monday: Closed
Free Admission.Image credit: Shantel Miller, Praying for a Lost and Broken Generation (detail), 2023, oil on canvas, 60.3 x 75.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist.