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Daze Jefferies & B.G-Osborne: Transient Maternal

Eastern Edge is delighted to present Transient Maternal, a Main Gallery exhibition by artists Daze Jefferies and B.G-Osborne! Join us for an opening reception on Friday, March 29th from 6-8pm. We’ll have plenty of snacks and refreshments! Click here to RSVP to the event.

As white settler trans artist-archivists, Daze Jefferies + B.G-Osborne’s collaborative practice turns to water as a counter-archive of kinship, loss, and care. Transient Maternal offers embodiments of grief and love that are emergent in intergenerational encounters and efforts to communicate with maternal ghosts through water. The loss of a mother at a young age, and the longing for a trans mother figure, guide their reciprocity, closeness, and with/holding. Using sculpture, collage, illustration, sound, and video, they aim to create an immersive environment that explores t4t tenderness, rural inheritance, and the places where continuity and impermanence touch. Beach washup, textiles, charcoal, field recordings, wax, mermaid’s purses, plastics, burnt wood, and poetry form an evocative assemblage of memories and relationships held by water.

They gratefully acknowledge the support of ArtsNL.


Daze Jefferies (she/her) is a white settler artist, writer, and educator born and raised in the Bay of Exploits on the northeast coast of rural Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). Her research-creation exploring queer, trans, and sex worker embodiments, counter-histories, and intergenerational relationships has been exhibited and performed throughout Atlantic and Eastern Canada, and her first major solo exhibition stay here stay how stay, curated by Emily Critch, is currently on display at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. She holds a BA in Folklore and a Master’s in Gender Studies from Memorial University. Oz [B.G-Osborne] (they/them) is a white settler artist and archivist born and raised in the Kawartha Lakes on Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg territory (Southern Ontario). Their work exploring neurodivergence, mental illness, and familial collaborations has been exhibited internationally, and most recently in the group exhibition falling through our fingers, curated by Emily Critch, at the Owens Art Gallery. They hold a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD and a Master’s in Archival Studies from McGill University. Through their collaborative practice, Daze and Oz offer trans embodiments of love and grief in rural archives and maternal bonds.

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Show Documentation

Photo Credit: Laura Sbrizzi