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Opening Reception: a movement of darkness on darkness

Thursday, June 13, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McIntosh Gallery (MG)

a movement of darkness on darkness
Sasha Opeiko

June 13 - July 20, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Remarks and artist-led tour at 5:30pm

This exhibition explores and manipulates the melancholic attributes of objects—processes of fragmented disintegration, symbolic incoherence, and temporal displacement. Here melancholy is dispersed and diffracted through fragmentation rather than experienced as subjective reflective introspection, proliferating through constellations of objects and sets of relations.

Based in London, ON, Sasha Opeiko’s artistic research explores redefinitions of melancholy in relation to the nonhuman to investigate decay and the dark reality of objects in the context of late capitalism. She has exhibited widely at galleries such as Art Windsor-Essex, Thames Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Peterborough. She has received several grants and awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant to Visual Artists, Ontario Arts Council’s Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant, and the SSHRC Doctoral Award. Opeiko is a PhD candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. a movement of darkness on darkness is her graduate thesis exhibition.

Join us in celebrating the opening of Sasha Opeiko's solo exhibition a movement of darkness on darkness at McIntosh Gallery on Thursday, June 13! This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend and no registration is required. Enjoy snacks and refreshments among friends, and community members. Free parking will be available at Middlesex (Lot G).

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Image: Sasha Opeiko, veils into dark places (detail), 2023, found objects, photo prints, digital video, digital sound. Photo credit: Frank Piccolo

McIntosh Gallery
Abby Vincent

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