Exhibition Info

Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2017
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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This exhibition of photographs explores the complex duality that exists in Edmonton as a result of dynamic levels of marginalization and separation. Utilizing a process of photographic manipulation, these images reflect the challenge of questioning the dual nature of existence in contemporary society.

Growing up in a developing country with high levels of poverty, Emmanuel Osahor became aware of the various levels of separation and marginalization that exist as a result of the class and ethnic rivalry that has crippled the foundations of his country’s existence. Moving to Canada in 2010, he made the assumption that the grass was most likely greener here, and during his first few years residing here – removed from the larger community as he mainly focused on his university education – he believed he was right.

Operating primarily within the mediums of photography and painting, Emmanuel Osahor seeks to ask pertinent questions about contemporary society by wrestling with specific situations present in the communities in which he lives. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Emmanuel Osahor moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 2010 to pursue a BFA degree in painting at the University of Alberta. He continues to maintain a studio practice in Edmonton.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 7-9 pm.

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