Opening Reception: Carrie Mae Weems: Heave
Carrie Mae Weems: Heave
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6-8pm
Extended exhibition hours until 8pm
Organized by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and co-presented with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Throughout her artistic trajectory, noted American artist Carrie Mae Weems has undertaken sustained investigations of social conflict. The multi-part installation Heave combines photography, video, news media sampling, as well as ephemera to probe the devastating effects of violence in our life and time. The complex installation explores the spectacle of violence in our contemporary lives relocating this present within sustained histories of conflict and uprising.
Weems’ exhibition in five parts, sited at distinct locations across Toronto, represents the artist’s first solo exhibition in Canada. Her work will be presented in two gallery exhibitions, including a new iteration of her recent project, Heave (2018), at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
We gratefully acknowledge operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.
Supported by Liza Mauer and Andrew Sheiner, Cindy and Shon Barnett, The Stonefields Foundation, and an anonymous donor.
Title and Page Image: Carrie Mae Weems, People of a Darker Hue, 2016. Video still. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.