Shrouds, Wax & Witches: a conversation with Marigold Santos

May 28, 2016

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Shrouds, Wax & Witches: a conversation with Marigold Santos
Saturday, May 28, 2 PM
Free. All welcome.

*** Free coffee provided by Starbucks. Thank you for the generous donation from the Water St. crew ***

Join us for Saturday coffee and conversation with Montreal-based artist Marigold Santos. Santos will discuss her exhibition MIRROR / MOTHER (fragments) and her ongoing investigation of colonial narrative, visibility, and empowerment alive with fantastical and otherworldly imagery.

MIRROR / MOTHER (fragments) explores self-hood as an experience of shifting identities and realities. Works of drawing, film and installation renegotiate the artist’s lived experience of migration and movement between cultures and tradition into meaningful fragments of personal myth, narrative and folklore. In MIRROR / MOTHER (fragments) Santos furthers her investigation of colonial narrative, visibility, and empowerment alive with fantastical and otherworldly imagery. The artist draws on material and evolving ideas from two previous bodies of work: BLACK MIRROR, a series focusing on dualities and binaries and INVISIBLE MOTHER, a series of work challenging conceptual roles of light and dark through portrayals of women in folklore and beyond. MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) re-combines these histories and ideas and speaks to multifariousness by providing new paths by which to follow and deviate.

Marigold Santos pursues an inter-disciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, animation, and sound. She holds a BFA with Honours from the University of Calgary (2007), and an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal (2011). As a recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she exhibits widely across Canada, and divides her place of residence and practice between Calgary and Montreal.

MIRROR/MOTHER (fragments) features an original essay by Toronto-based scholar,
educator and artist Marissa Largo entitled Supernatural Entanglements and the Politics of Visibility. Commissioned by Eastern Edge Gallery.

Posted May 16, 2016