Opening reception: July 1st 2017, 4-8pm
With performances of poetry and music by Kirby Criddle, Kevin Wesaquate, Dumb Angel and Sam Mitchell.
Mosaic featuring work by April Doepker, Cecilia Sandoval, Christopher Scott, Larissa Kitchemonia, Jeremy Britz, Lisa Lam, Rain McNab, Shelby Lund, Stephanie Mah and Zoe Fortier.
Faisal Anwar is a renowned interactive, new media artist/producer based in Canada. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat-LAB and was earlier trained in graphic design at Lahore's National College of Arts. Anwar's art practice integrates art, culture and technology in odd configurations to explore our perceptions of private vs public spaces and social interactivity in modern urban cultures.
He has shown and performed in many parts of the world including the Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010, The Aga Khan Museum Toronto 2016, 'Nuit-Blanche' art festivals in Toronto and New York 2011, 15 and 16, 'Six Degrees of Separation' exhibition in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh 2008 . His project 'Tweetgarden' has been showcased at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2012. Anwar has also created several short films that were featured in festivals within Canada and abroad. His work is significant for its sociopolitical commentary and its exploration of human emotion and collective behaviour. For its unique expression and thematic content, Anwar's work has been acclaimed around the globe.
Presented by TakingITGlobal and Paved Arts
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is one of the world's leading networks of young people learning about, engaging with, and working towards tackling global challenges. Our Vision is to encourage youth around the world to be actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world. Since our founding in 1999, we've been dedicated to our motto of "inform, inspire, and involve" which has become the pathway to action for our programs.
PAVED Arts is a non-profit, community-based organization that exists to advance knowledge and practices in what we call the 'PAVED Arts' arts: photography, audio, video, electronic and digital. We help artists and independent producers make and exhibit their work.
July 1 - July 22, 2017