February 1–29, 2024

(Screaming)…into the void

Exhibition

Canada, USA

Together, for the first time, two visionary multidisciplinary artists co-present an exclusive visual arts exhibition, exploring themes of Black identity, existence and the depth of a shared human experience. 

Screaming into the void

Bangels, Aaron Jones.

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: Marilyn Brewer Community Space

Overview

Visionary multidisciplinary artists Aaron Jones and Tiffany J. Sutton co-present (Screaming)…into the void: a compelling visual arts exhibition that explores themes of Black identity, the complexities of existence and the depth of shared human experience through lens-based media. Using interwoven and multilayered images, photography, collage and portraiture, each artist will present intimate works that offer a narrative of collective identity, each piece contributing to an ongoing dialogue on the complexities of existence in a dismissive world, inviting viewers to engage with art that transcends traditional boundaries.  

Jones, whose work has shown at Nuit Blanche, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Nia Centre for the Arts, is known for his soul-stirring pieces, demonstrating the universality of human emotions and the eternal pursuit of inner peace. Sutton, an award-winning portrait photographer and Harvard Visual Artist Fellow, shoots Black women exclusively, challenging the one-dimensional perceptions they face and the shadow on the history and future of Black women through introspective and abstract portraiture. 

This is the first time both artists have collaborated on an exclusive exhibition, only on view at Harbourfront Centre. Join us for a captivating exploration of visual art, conversation and community.

Presented by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

About Aaron Jones

Pickering-based artist Aaron Jones, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from OCADU, is an image-builder, weaving together diverse materials from books, magazines, newspapers and personal photos to forge captivating characters and alternate realities. His artistic journey serves as both a profound act of self-discovery and an exploration of the world around him. Delving into the natural world, Jones passionately explores the intricate harmony between plants, wildlife, and the ecosystems surrounding his mother’s abode in Pickering. His creations serve as a soul-stirring reminder of the universality of human emotions and the eternal pursuit of inner peace.  

Recent exhibitions include We Are Story: The Canada Now Photography Acquisition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2023) and Timecode Butterfly for Nuit Blanche (2022), both in Toronto. He’s also been included in Three Thirty at Doris McCarthy Gallery (2020), From the Ground Up at Nia Centre for the Arts (2019), Ragga NYC at Mercer Union (2018), all in Toronto, and Propped at Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2017). Jones was awarded the Gattuso Prize for Best Feature Exhibition for his solo exhibition Closed Fist, Open Palm at Zalucky Contemporary during the 2020 CONTACT Photography Festival. 

About Tiffany J. Sutton

St. Louis, Missouri-based portrait artist Tiffany J. Sutton’s work invites viewers to consider the construction of Black subjectivity through photography. Her art is characterized by the Black gaze, dual perceptions and unique landscapes delivered via complex, layered images and introspective portraits that place Black femininity at the forefront. Drawing upon Black feminist thought to create abstract portraits, Sutton subverts the history of photography and deconstructs traditional portraiture.  

Sutton studied photography at St. Louis Community College and Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been featured in NPR and Humble Arts Foundation.

Dates

February 1–29, 2024

More Info

Wednesdays to Fridays: 3pm–6pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm–6pm

Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed

Venue

Marilyn Brewer Community Space

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8

Keywords Public Art