It is with great pleasure that articule invites you to the opening reception of the exhibition Memories and Portraits by Kama La Mackerel (Montréal), Pascha Marrow (Montréal), Logan MacDonald (Toronto) and Eshan Rafi (Toronto-Berlin). A discussion between the artists will take place the following day at 3pm.
Free and open to all.
Kama La Mackerel is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, educator and cultural mediator who hails from Mauritius and now lives in Montreal. Their work is grounded in the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality, and self- and collective-empowerment. Kama's artistic practive spans across textile, visual, digital, poetic and performative work, and is at once narrotological and theoretical, at once personal and political. A firm believer that aesthetic practives have the power to build resilience, to heal, and to act as forms of resistance to the status quo, Kama articulates an anticolonial praxis through cultural production.
Pascha Marrow has lived and worked in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) for fifteen years after growing up across East Coast Canada, namely Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kma’ki territories (Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia). She has recently completed an MFA from Concordia University (2018) from the department of Photography - but continues to paint.
Logan MacDonald is a visual artist and curator. MacDonald holds a BFA from Concordia University (2006) and a MFA from York University (2010). His artwork has exhibited worldwide and his work has been featured in art publications that include C Magazine, Canadian Art, LTTR, and Documenta 12. Additionally, MacDonald’s has collaborated on projects that include working as part of The Third Leg collective and as a curator for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.
Eshan Rafi constructs queerly divergent worldviews through performance, sculpture and video, foregrounding questions of representation and meaning making. Their works have been shown at M:ST 9 (CA), Sharjah Film Platform (AE), and nGBK (DE), among others. They were a fellow in the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (LB).