*Featured image: Detail of Transgressed Boundaries (2020) by Samar Hejazi; thread, mirrored plexiglass, 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 m (approx.)
Illusions of Separation
Opening Reception: Sat. April 1, 1-3 pm. Artist Talk at 1:30 pm.
Temporary Gallery Location: Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor
All are welcome to attend the opening reception of Illusions of Separation, a solo exhibition by Samar Hejazi. The artist will be present for an Artist Talk at 1:30 pm and for the duration of the event.
This event is offered free of charge. Light refreshments provided.
About the Exhibition
Illusions of Separation is solo exhibition of works by Samar Hejazi, a multi-disciplinary artist living between Toronto and Dubai. It is on view April 1 – 29, 2023 in-person, and online until June 1.
Hejazi brings the art of installation into our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall. Suspending artworks in open air, Hejazi focuses on the constant transformability of material by playing with light and shadow, vantage points, and shifting perceptions. The work, described by Hejazi, “create(s) a performance that make defining the limitations of boundaries between artwork and viewer imperceptible.”
Persistent in the artist’s work is a constant challenging of the perception of boundary identification, often expressed symbolically through textiles. Embroidery work, for example, is presented with the absence of a fabric foundation; intricate strings simultaneously intertwining and unravelling in open spaces. Through this practice Hejazi challenges the belief that embroidery can only exist with the support of fabric: “I attempt to reveal the complexities of boundaries and question what is considered substance in the identification of a body. This series encourages the viewer to realize that perception of boundaries are continuous interpretations based in the encounter between themselves and the other.”
Temporary Gallery Entrance
Please note that this event is in our temporary gallery at Aurora Town Hall. Entrance is permitted through the Upper/North Entrance only. Please see the map to the left for reference.