Michaela Bridgemohan – Duppy @ Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary [16 November]

Michaela Bridgemohan – Duppy


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16
November
18:00 - 19:00

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Marion Nicoll Gallery
1407-14 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4R3
The MNG +15 Space Presents:
Michaela Bridgemohan — Duppy

Exhibition Runs: October 2 — December 1, 2017
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 pm — 7 pm at Arts Commons +15 Space with optional drinks to follow at the Palomino.

Artist's Statement & Bio:

Old skin ’kin ‘kin

You na know me’

You na know me’

-Soucouyant, David Chariandy

Duppy engages with the fluidity of identity by drawing on Jamaican mannerisms and symbolism to connect my personal experience with racial erasure and sexism within Alberta. ‘Soucouyant’ a Caribbean folktale of a shape shifting phantom, cocoons herself with sagging flesh that fails to fit her real form underneath. Only when it is dusk, this monstrous feminine busts towards the sky, fooling as a falling star. Duppy uses this tale to physically capture the metamorphosis of living as the ‘other’ while being born into an environment of displacement.

Michaela Bridgemohan is a biracial multidisciplinary visual artist in Calgary Alberta Canada. Spoken through secrecy and perseverance, her practice investigates her “coming of age” story in Canada through race, femininity and sexuality. She has also spoke in the Divisions of Discourse Symposium and has been showcased in the Hear/d Residency Waves Through Fog, The Closet Gallery and Jugglers ArtSpace, Brisbane Australia.
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