Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner
September 14–November 11, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 7:00–9:00 pm
Gallery TPW is thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner, a new commission made possible with the generous support of Partners in Art. Created during a year of cross-border conversation on their specific relationships to land and belonging, Havre, Smith, and Turner have collaborated on a new short film that will premiere at TPW. The film features three puppet avatars—performing the selves of Havre, Smith, and Turner—navigating distinct worlds that at once isolate them and offer them the possibility of transformative connection. As they move through their respective landscapes, Havre, Smith, and Turner’s puppet selves reflect on Blackness as a state of becoming, a mode of experience that reaches simultaneously into multiple futures and histories. The film is accompanied by a new multi-channel CCTV video installation developed by Smith, creating feedback loops of seeing and being seen amid an immersive environment.
Alongside the project, Toronto-based writer Yaniya Lee joins Gallery TPW as a guest curator of public programs for the course of the exhibition. Lee will engage local Black artists and thinkers as a parallel to the ongoing conversations that have prompted Havre, Smith, and Turner’s work.
In addition to the vital support of Partners in Art, this exhibition is made possible with the assistance from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT).
More information available here: http://gallerytpw.ca/exhibitions/havre-smith-turner/