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Sandra Brewster, Stephen Fakiyesi, and Camille Turner

Curated By: Sally Frater

September 10 - October 23, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10

Artists Sandra Brewster, Stephen Fakiyesi and Camille Turner challenge notions of “blackness” and representation. Sandra Brewster’s series of mixed media silk screens juxtapose portraits and silhouettes of young men in “bad boy” poses with imagery of toys and objects typically associated with little boys. Stephen Fakiyesi’s prints of oversize playing cards feature images of black kings and queens while Camille Turner’s digital photographs of Miss Canadiana in and around Hamilton’s challenge assumptions about Canadian identity and normative beauty. As part of the popular James St. North Art Crawl, Miss Canadiana will mark her return to her hometown of Hamilton. In their respective works each artist creates a multilayered space wherein blackness is positioned as a marker of normality.* Miss Canadiana’s appearance is co-presented by Outer Region Sandra Brewster Artist Talk: Friday Oct 8 @7:30 pm