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Exhibition

It begins with knowing and not knowing

Rebecca Bair
Xinwei Che
Patrick Cruz
Zoë Kreye
Ogheneofegor Obuwoma
Michelle Sound
Ximena Velázquez

July 20 - September 29, 2024

Above: Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, In Memory of Who We Were, 2021, video (still), Courtesy of the artist

In a world rife with injustice, pain, and uncertainty, this compelling group of artists engage with dimensions of spirituality, ceremony, dreams, and ritual to find greater meaning, rebuild ties with community, bolster a sense of self, or regain a sense of optimism. The Gallery is transformed by new and recent works including photographs, cyanotypes, textiles, sculptures, videos, ceramics, paintings, and performance.

Rebecca Bair traces a language of care in a series of cyanotypes holding traces of the shea butter and castor oil she uses in her hair ablutions. Xinwei Che invites visitors to slow down and consider geological time in her use of clay and performance. Patrick Cruz paints alternate realities based on his experimentations with past-life regression techniques. Zoë Kreye constructs ethereal immersive installations with textiles painted using her entire body. Ogheneofegor Obuwoma’s striking film delves into the trauma of their experiences at Catholic boarding school. Michelle Sound finds joy in the utilization of material practices like beadwork and drum making in the face of ongoing impacts of colonial violence on family members and Indigenous communities. Ximena Velázquez nurtures ties to her mother country Mexico through the cooking of her grandmother’s recipes.

Above: Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, In Memory of Who We Were, 2021, video (still), Courtesy of the artist

Hours

Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed on statutory holidays.

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Admission

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Location

Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse

604-247-8363
gallery@richmond.ca

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