A Space Gallery is following the provincial and public health directives to open the gallery. 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.

A Space is pleased to extend the online initiative Studio Practices: Commissioned Artist Videos for the Online Screen Space running until December of 2022. The gallery has commissioned a small program of short videos by artists who have recently shown in our space: Jason Baerg, Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge with Jim Miller, Jorge Lozano, MORTIFIED (Jenn Goodwin and Camilla Singh), Winnie Truong, Shaheer Zazai. We hope that sharing works from our community will help us feel more connected.

In the A Space main gallery and vitrines we are thrilled to open They Say We Can’t Breathe Underwater, multidisciplinary artist Natalie Wood’s solo show, in dialogue with Geneviève Wallen. The exhibition grapples with the artist’s experiences of balancing the grief of living as a diasporic Black queer woman with her desire for seeking healing and creating joy. The twin pandemics of Covid-19 and its disproportionately deadly effect on Black communities worldwide, coupled with the visible global murders of Black people by the police, and the rise in white supremacy- amplify generations of grief, loss, fear, and rage experienced by the Black community. Through video and installation this exhibit draws on the healing stories and power of Yemaya, an African-Caribbean deity who lives in the Black Atlantic and can breathe underwater.

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.

Critical Art & Culture
The gallery interior