My Mother's Hanlan's Point

This series of large and small works re-creates and disseminates the image of a hard-edge abstract painting of a Toronto Island landscape my mother created in the 1970s as a newcomer to Canada. Her adoption of a masculine, American painting tradition (Abstract Expressionism) explores how the dominance of whiteness persists throughout immigrant cultures and ultimately sustains inequitable power structures.

Image: Out of Repetition Difference, installation view, Zalucky Contemporary, 2017. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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