Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Carnival: The Spirit and The Soul

May 21 – October 11, 2009

Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, ON

Guest-Curated by Teodoro Dragonieri and Christopher Jackson

Carnival: The Spirit and the Soul is a multi-media exhibition that uses theatrical narrative and the mask as an element of storytelling, common to virtually every world culture.
A photography component will include the work of Michael Semak, Teodoro Dragonieri and our gallery artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

Vince’s photographs capture the complexity of immigrant, refugee and working class experience in Central and South American as expressed through the integration of the mask to religious processionals and carnival celebrations.

Mask makers such as Trish Leeper, Robert Faust, Paolo and Paola Consiglio, and Esther Dragonieri will showcase masks drawing from traditional and modern responses to the themes of religious and cultural narrative. Their masks will stand in similarity and contrast to the historic wooden masks from the Indonesia, Mexico, and Japan.

To find out more about the exhibition you can visit the Varley Art Gallery website.

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