image by SPAO alumna Barbara Brown

image by SPAO alumna Barbara Brown

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 image credit: Angela Grauerholz

image credit: Angela Grauerholz

Cocktail Reception and Exhibition Opening: 11 May 2018, 5 pm to 9 pm. Remarks at 7 pm.

Thank you to our partners :

"Often associated with memorabilia or literature, the word Canadiana signifies that something is symbolic of this country and its culture. This term is problematic at best, especially in the current moment of intense debate about how we choose to define ourselves, which stories we choose to tell, as well as determining who speaks for whom.

The photographers in this exhibition have each turned their attention to the land - as a site of interaction, of conflict or of contemplation. They seek to trouble the idea of Canadiana by upending old mythologies and by telling new stories in their place. They invite the viewer to see the ordinary as extraordinary or to think about place as a continuum rather than as a location at a particular time and for a particular purpose. Each in their own way is interested in point of view, rather than a point on a map, or a line from the anthem.

We are extremely grateful to the Canada Council Art Bank for this opportunity to explore their collection. Canadiana is the first of a new series of annual exhibitions at the SPAO Centre."

- text written by Johanna Mizgala, Guest Curator

Recognizing that the Canadian Tulip Festival was created by a photographer, Malak Karsh, the SPAO Centre Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by artists from across Canada. Thanks to a partnership with the Canada Council Art Bank, the exhibition features choice works selected by Johanna Mizgala from the Art Bank’s rich collection.