A Space Gallery is pleased to be open after months of closure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are committed to the health and safety of our artists, staff, board, community, and collaborators. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery. Please perform a self check before visiting. Wear a mask at all times within the gallery. Use hand sanitizer upon entering the gallery. Maintain physical distancing within the gallery and follow staff recommendations.

Ali Kazimi’s first solo exhibition Race | Space | Place is proudly presented by A Space Gallery. This multi-media show consists of two stereoscopic 3D installations Unseen (2021) and Fair Play (2014). The works bring to life rarely documented histories of South Asians in Canada. Using the works of Caravaggio, Edward Hopper, and Rene Magritte as points of departure, Kazimi’s work seeks to transmute these iconic Western artworks, as he explores ideas of presence, race and representation as well as the intersection of theatre, cinema and painting.

A Space is thrilled to launch the online initiative Studio Practices: Commissioned Artist Videos for the Online Screen Space running until December of 2021. The gallery has commissioned a small program of short videos by artists who have recently shown in our space. We hope that sharing works from our community will help us feel more connected.

In the A Space vitrines we are happy to continue the exhibition of Shaheer Zazai’s Then and There running until October of 2021. The works in ‘There and Then’ come from two different time periods in Zazai’s digital practice. ‘The Carpet Series’ from 2017 is largely informed by his birthplace of Afghanistan, specifically feelings of nostalgia and displacement. His digital practice then steered towards experimentation and exploration of asymmetry, breaking away from the confines of structure and allowing errors to become part of the work. ‘There and Then’ gives the viewer a chance to peer into two different time periods at the same time.

We regret the interruption to Basic Instructions Before Leaving Everything, multidisciplinary artist Timothy Yanick Hunter’s first solo show, curated by Sarah-Tai Black. We look forward to reopening the show in January 2022. Utilizing strategies of bricolage and collective narrativization, Hunter’s work explores the effects of non-neutral relationships and intersections on Black and Afro-diasporic experience as well as concurrent strategies of decolonization.

The State of Blackness: From Production to Presentation is an important resource for cultural and intellectual black diasporic artistic practice and representation in Canada. Building on A Space’s history and our ongoing work with Dr Andrea Fatona we applaud her incredible research.

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The gallery interior