PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Curtiss Randolph

April 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Critical Distance is pleased to present artist Curtiss Randolph’s billboard Collected Histories, 2019 as part of An Archive, But Not An Atlas, curated by Liz Ikiriko. Visit the billboard at 180 Shaw Street.

Collected Histories, 2019 is presented in the context of An Archive, But Not An Atlas, featuring works by artists Alex Jacobs-Blum, Curtiss Randolph, Camille Rojas, Eve Tagny. The exhibition explores personal and social histories as they are unearthed through movement, gesture, language, and land. Four emerging artists address unconscious memory as it is embodied across generations and geographies. Through photography, performance, and film, the artists’ knowledge is rooted in observing subtleties expressed in familial, domestic, or cultural locations. Visit the exhibition at Critical Distance Centre for Curators (401 Richmond Street West) from April 27 until June 2, 2019. 

Critical Distance is pleased to present An Archive, But Not An Atlas as a Featured Exhibition of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the largest annual photography festival globally, with over 200 exhibitions and events from May 1-31 in greater Toronto. For more information on this exhibition and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, visit their website. We are also grateful for the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council in making this exhibition possible.

Image: Curtiss Randolph, Collected Histories, 2019. Screenprint. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Sarah Bo.

About the Curator(s)

Liz Ikiriko

Liz Ikiriko is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based, Nigerian Canadian artist and curator. Her role as an educator, maker, and mother informs her practice, which focuses on African and diasporic narratives. Ikiriko holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (2019). Her writing is published in Aperture, Public Journal, MICE Magazine, C Magazine, Blackflash, and Akimbo. She currently is the co-curator of Bamako Encounters 2021 Photography Biennale in Mali, West Africa and is the Curator of Collections and Contemporary Engagement at the Art Gallery of York University.

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About the Artists

Curtiss Randolph

Curtiss Randolph (Toronto) is a multidisciplinary artist working in film, performance and photography. Having grown up in theatre environments, the elements of stage production are influential to his practice. Randolph uses traditional analogue and digital photography to experiment with non-linear forms of personal storytelling.

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