Exhibition: It Begins with Knowing and Not Knowing

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Exhibition: It Begins with Knowing and Not Knowing

July 20 - September 29

July 20 – September 29
Exhibition: It Begins with Knowing and Not Knowing
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate

Join Richmond Art Gallery curator Zoë Chan and several artists from the It begins with knowing and not knowing exhibition for an informal tour. Opening launch to immediately follow.

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 translates her hair-care rituals into a language of care in a series of cyanotypes featuring imprints of her hair extensions and wet curls. 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 difficulties of their experiences at a 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 (La PosmoBaby) nurtures ties to her mother country Mexico through the cooking of her great grandmother’s recipes.

Website: https://www.richmondartgallery.org/it-begins-with-knowing-and-not-knowing

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


July 20
September 29
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Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8 Canada
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