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Timothy Yanick Hunter
A Space Main Gallery
May 17 – June 18, 2022
Curated by: Sarah-Tai Black
Proudly Presented by A Space Gallery
A study in the temporal and sculptural capacities of image, sound, and screen, multidisciplinary artist Timothy Yanick Hunter’s first solo show is a speculative exhibit that considers dialogues surrounding the integration of the mind and consciousness with that of artificial intelligence and historically fixed technological processes. Utilizing strategies of bricolage and collective narrativization, Hunter’s work explores the effects of these non-neutral relationships and intersections on Black and Afro-diasporic experience as well as concurrent strategies of decolonization.
Timothy Yanick Hunter is a multidisciplinary artist and curator from Toronto, Ontario. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 2015 with a degree in Art History and English, his practice explores varying concepts surrounding digital security, identity (both digital and lived), as well as narratives of hierarchical power structures and how these ideas intersect with notions of Blackness and the greater African diaspora. His approach alternates between exploratory and didactic. At times Hunter defines his process as experiments in visual language, where the mediums represent a range of languages and individual works express different stories. His work ranges from painting, sculpture, video, performance and installation.
Sarah-Tai Black is an arts curator, film programmer, and critic from Treaty 13 Territory/Toronto, Ontario. Their work largely focuses on the affective capacity of Black life in screen images and visual media. Sarah-Tai has worked at McMaster Museum of Art, Images Festival, and Art Museum at University of Toronto, as well as spoken about Blackness and moving image arts at the National Gallery of Canada.