January 22 – April 3, 2016
Throughout The Artist Herself exhibition we are encouraging visitors to explore the genre of self-portraiture. The idea of a self-portrait is something that has been around for centuries. Most people would expect for an exhibition about self-portraits to only see traditional portraits of people looking out at the viewer. However, this show proposes other forms of self-representation in a range of media, including paintings, textiles, drawings, prints, photographs and film. Together these works reveal the diverse ways in which Canadian women artists have given profound expression to their personal, familial and communal identities across cultures, media and time.
Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?
– Pablo Picasso
For the Selfie Project we are inviting the community to submit their own selfies to hang up in our Art Lab. Your selfie could be a traditional self-portrait of yourself in whatever media you wish OR it could be a more creative representation of your own identity and what you feel represents YOU!
Options for participating in the Selfie Project:
• You can pop into our free Art Lab any time and create your own self-portrait using various drawing or painting materials.
• You can make your own self-portrait at home and drop it off at the gallery at your convenience.
• You can also snap a selfie and email it to us! We will print it out and hang it for you. Send your selfies to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This community project is free and open to all ages. All submissions must be no larger than 5 x 7 in.