Point of Origin - artist talk / melannie g campbell

  • TAG Gallery S122 - 401 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 1X3 Canada

Point of Origin draws on traditional, contemporary and afro-futuristic aesthetics and techniques. Using poetry, quilts and tapestries, campbell carefully examines dynamic embodied relationships - those between trauma and fibromyalgia, between capitalism and ableism, between legacy and wisdom, between Blackness and life, between freedom and place, and between dreaming and staying woke. The exhibit invites the visitor to consider - How would we think about our days if instead of squeezing our complicated bodies into others’ formulas for life, we were encouraged and supported to live our days in pulse to our own rhythm?

This exhibit features audio description for all works and will also have to touchable pieces. All events associated with this exhibit will be barrier-free and will have ASL interpretation. We request that you help us make these scent-free. This is a FREE event.

Artist talk: July 19, 5:30 - 7 PM

Livestreaming URL here. https://webinar.ryerson.ca/r7zh4a3tiqq/