Liz Ikiriko (CCP MFA, 2018) presents: Flags of Unsung Countries at the Dunlop Art Gallery – Regina

Flags of Unsung Countries at the Dunlop Art Gallery - Sherwood Branch

Dear Friends,

 

I still can’t quite believe this is happening… I am honoured and overwhelmingly excited to be presenting Flags of Unsung Countries, a solo exhibition of my photography at the Dunlop Art Gallery – Sherwood Village Branch in Regina.

 

Flags of Unsung Countries is a deeply personal project that I have been developing for the past 5 years and will be presenting for the first time anywhere. Flags of Unsung Countries is a photographic installation exploring new ceremonies, migration and embodied archives. Photographed in Canada and Nigeria, the work functions as a rite of passage. A process of understanding a father’s struggles as an African immigrant challenged with mental illness living in the Canadian prairies. The layered images intersect geography and memory in a search for an identifiable location of belonging.

 

It has almost been ten years since my last visit home to Regina and I am looking forward to catching up with friends and meeting new folks.

 

Please join me at the opening reception on September 25th, 6:30pm at the Dunlop Gallery, Sherwood Village Branch, 6121 Rochdale Blvd. 

 

Many folks helped bring this show into existence and I am especially grateful to Dunlop director/curator Jennifer Matotek, Nehal El-Hadi for writing the exhibition essay, Smokestack Studio for printing, Una Janicijevic for design/typesetting, Alex Jacobs-Blum for video editing, Amada Estabillo for sewing expertise, Tania Willard for bush printing support, Habits of Assembly for feedback and the many friends and fam that hold me up daily.

 

If you are not in Saskatchewan, please pass the word on to your prairie friends and stay tuned for updates.

 

More information can be found here and/or please email/call to connect.

 

Cheers,

 

Liz

 

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Liz Ikiriko

Independent Curator/Photo Editor

416.999.6051

liz@lizikiriko.com

 

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