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Danièle Dennis and Shantel Miller – Skin Glowing in the Moonlight

April 13 - May 27, 2017

Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7-10pm for Latitude 53 members and guests.

In "Skin Glowing in the Moonlight" Ontario artists Shantel Miller and Danièle Dennis present two viewpoints that confront the barriers and stereotypes surrounding the perception of Black identity in society today.
Dennis’ video performance work in "Colour Me Bad" investigates race, culture and identity through blackening her own body with makeup, markers and dirt. And in Try a Little Tenderness, she exposes the contradictions forced on Black women to soften their appearance by covering her body with pink cotton candy.

Miller’s “Side Profile” series uses classical oil painting to depict Black men in mug shot poses. By using this imagery Miller unravels how politics and surreptitious stereotypes have affected and now obstruct individual Black identity in men.

These works appear alongside each other to explore the issues around Black identity in society today. 

Nasra Adem, Edmonton's youth poet laureate, wrote this poem in reflection on the themes found within Skin Glowing in the Moonlight

Artists Danièle Dennis and Shantel Miller will be at Latitude 53 on May 20th to discuss the themes of the exhibition.

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Shanell Papp – Based on a True Story

April 13 - May 27, 2017

Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7-10pm for Latitude 53 members and guests.

Shanell Papp’s textile work in "Based on a True Story" presents violent crime, truth and revenge.

Lethbridge artist Papp uses textiles and plastic sculpture to create backdrops for scenes of strange figures, inspired by fairy tales, horror films, and true crime in clusters that spin a story of revenge. Preview some of Shanell Papp's work on her website.

Shanell Papp will be Latitude 53 on May 27th to discuss her work and approaches to research for visual art projects.  

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