CONTACT 2019 | Director's Picks

Ayana V. Jackson,  Moments of Sweet Reprieve , from the series  Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment , 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Baudoin Lebon.

Ayana V. Jackson, Moments of Sweet Reprieve, from the series Intimate Justice in the Stolen Moment, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Baudoin Lebon.

Ayana V. Jackson

May 1–June 2
Opening & Artist Talk, May 2, 6pm

Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St W, Toronto

Wedge Curatorial Projects is pleased to showcase Fissure, a solo presentation of work by Ayana V. Jackson, and a Primary Exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival. Employing her own body, Jackson deconstructs racial and gender stereotypes to create contemporary portraits laced with historical allusions. Deeply influenced by her own fluid identity and her transcontinental practice Jackson’s images crystallize African and diasporic realities while challenging a fraught legacy of pictorial representation.

Carrie Mae Weems, Blending the Blues
Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein
May 1–July 27, Opening May 3, 6pm. CONTACT Gallery, 80 Spadina, Ste 205

Carrie Mae Weems, Heave
Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein
May 4–July 27, Opening May 4, 6pm. Art Museum at UofT–Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House Circle

Carrie Mae Weems' Public Installations include:

Anointed, April 18September 6. 460 King St W
Slow Fade to Black, April 26June 4. Metro Hall, King St W at John St
Scenes and Take, May 131. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W

image: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Colored People Grid), 2009. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

Michael Tsegaye, Future Memories
Curated by Ikenna Malbert
April 25–June 2.

BAND Gallery, 19 Brock Ave

image: Michael Tsegaye, Future Memories IX, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Addis Fine Art.

An Archive, But Not An Atlas
Curated by Liz Ikiriko
April 27–June 2, Opening Saturday, April 27. Critical Distance Centre for Curators, 180 Shaw St, Ste 302

image: Eve Tagny, Jeanette Tagny, née Mapokam Kandoum, 2019. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

Luther Konadu, Ethan Murphy, Zinniia Naqvi, The New Generation Photography Award
Curated by Andrea Kunard.
May 1–June 9, Opening May 2, 7pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W

image: Luther Konadu, Gestures on Portrayal, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Bishara Elmi, Luther Konadu, A Kind of Return
Curated by Alyssa Fearon
May 4–June 22, Opening May 4, 12pm. Doris McCarthy Gallery, 1265 Military Trail, UofT Scarborough

image: Luther Konadu, Feather as Index #20, 2018. Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.

Anique Jordan, Ban’ yuh belly
May 4–June 1, Opening, May 4, 3pm. Zalucky Contemporary, 3044 Dundas St W

image: Anique Jordan, these times, 2018, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Erika DeFreitas, It is now here that I have gathered and measured yes.
Curated by Kim Simon
May 4–June 8, Opening May 11, 2pm. Gallery TPW, 170 St Helens Ave

image: Erika DeFreitas, She may be moved and they multiplied most in exaggeration (No.27), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Photography Collection: Women in Focus, 1920s–1940s
Curated by Julie Crooks
April 27–November 10. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W

image: Violet Keene Perinchief, African Appeal, around 1935. Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery © The Estate of Violet Keene Perinchief/Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Emilie Croning