Gallery 101 is pleased to present: Universal Loss
January 21 – February 18, 2017
Michèle Pearson Clarke, Jinyoung Kim, Agustina Comedi, Alvaro & Boris Castellanos, Gretchen Sankey
Opening Saturday, January 21, 2017, vernissage 3-7pm with a round table 4 – 5pm
This exhibition was curated by Ulysses Castellanos and soJin Chun. Supported by the Ontario Arts Councils’ Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects program.
Loss is the collateral damage of life. All of us, regardless of social status, cultural background, or ideological affiliation, experience a sense of loss, whether it is a state of bereavement at the death of a loved one, the disappearance of an old self, the expiry of childhood, etc., the state of “loss” permeates our experience and becomes a contrast that enables us to recognize the goodness, to savor the memories, and to keep going.
Universal Loss explores the ways in which artists with various practices, lifestyles, and backgrounds deal with the theme of loss within the context of the contemporary moment. In a world so rife with nationalistic tribalism, instability, uncertainty and conflict, working through (and embracing) this sense of the contingent, makes us better able to deal with the world, with ourselves, and our fellows: friends and strangers alike.
Gallery 101 is committed to presenting new curatorial practices and supporting alternative voices that are unafraid to question or push contemporary ideas and perceptions. Ulysses Castellanos and soJin Chun have been valued collaborators with Gallery 101 since 2011. We are especially thankful to the Ontario Arts Council for their commitment to funding curatorial practices in support of Artist-Run culture.
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51 B Young Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3H6
Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the Government of Ontario) and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.
Photo credit: MJ and Louise from the It’s Good to be Needed series by Michèle Pearson Clarke, C-print, 2013