Congratulations to OCAD U Photography alumni Dainesha Nugent-Palache on the curation of Blindspots, opening tonight at Xpace Cultural Centre!
June 24th – August 6th, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th, 7-10pm
Curated by Dainesha Nugent-Palache
Artist Involved: Darryl Terrell, Derrick Woods-Morrow, TeeJay Hayche, Mariel Zinman, Shellie Zhang
LGBTQ is often synonymous with gay-white-able-bodied-male; Blindspots puts the focus on those who exist under the queer umbrella, but don’t fit under this category. Blindspots is an exhibition composed of the work of five queer-diasporic artists (Darryl Terrell, Derrick Woods-Morrow, TeeJay Hayche, Mariel Zinman and Shellie Zhang), aiming to bring to light the often hidden facets of the queer experience.
GALLERY HOURS: TUES–SAT / 12PM–6PM
303 Lansdowne Avenue Unit 2, Main Floor.
Toronto ON. M6K 2W5 (between College and Dundas)
Dainesha Nugent-Palache is a Toronto based artist, writer, curator, and recent graduate of OCAD University—working primarily in photography, video, and with perfomativity—Her practice is often centred around themes of otherness, identity and representation, in relation to both femininity and the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. By employing the use of satire, pastiche and colour, Dainesha’s work is aesthetically tantalizing enough to pull viewers in, to then consider the deeper layered complexities which exist within her work. All in all, it is Dainesha’s intent to provide documentation and commentary on twenty-first-century realities through visual narratives, for the sake of posterity.
Xpace Cultural Centre is a membership driven artist-run centre dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We program contemporary practices that respond to the interests and needs of our membership. As we program with shorter timelines this allows for us to respond to contemporary issues in theory and aesthetics, keeping an up to the minute response to what is going on directly in our community.