Shadowed Land

The White Room just completed the exhibition signage for ED PIEN | SHADOWED LAND currently on at the Art Gallery of Mississauga from September 22, 2016 – January 1, 2017 A traumatic event can cast a long shadow. The reverberations and memory of such personal or collective wounds can permanently inflect day to day life, infiltrate the cultural consciousness, and can be the impetus for activism and art production. Throughout his career, acclaimed Canadian artist Ed Pien has explored themes of disappearance and haunting in his work; in Shadowed Land he delves deeper into them, exploring how memory, loss, trauma, marginalization, resilience, and empathy intersect. Pien is particularly concerned with the ethical responsibility to remember and learn from traumatic events and difficult histories, and the challenges inherent in their representation. Our exhibition catalogue in currently in the works.

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