Figure As Index

February 23rd - March 31, 2018

Latitude 53 is pleased to welcome Winnipeg based artist, Luther Konadu. Konadu’s work Figure As Index focuses on the way objective visual documentation ostensibly formulates public perception, particularly that which surrounds collective identities and historic record in relation to the black body. In his work Konadu observes that history has always been told by its victors, making our understanding of the past limited and one sided. Using the tradition and legacy of documentary photography Konadu creates an alternate past to imagine a different future of self—as it relates to a social communal context.

Opening Reception is February 23 7-10pm, free to Latitude members and guests.

Luther Konadu will be giving an artist walk through February 23 at 6pm.

To read the critical essay by Noor Bhangu go here.



February 23rd - March 31, 2018

Bear Hat continues the study of her background, especially questioning what is “hers” and the meaning of traditions within her indigenous culture. Posing an oil worker against landscape of Pink Mountain in large scale prints and objects, Bear Hat weaves together both sides of what she understands of the differences between living off the land and living from the land. This exhibition is part of Change for Climate—Art from Change, in conjunction with the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, in Edmonton from March 5–7. This free series explores the potential of visual art to inspire climate change awareness.

Opening Reception is March 1st 7-10pm, free to Latitude members and guests.

Read Julie-Ann Mercer's critical essay about this exhibition here

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