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Sandra Brewster, Cool Pose 7 (a), charcoal on paper, 40 x 25in, 2002

Fleeting Face

Sandra Brewster, Erika DeFreitas, Joyce Lau, Ritian Lee, Fariba Samsami, Shiva Shoeybi

Main Gallery

June 15 – July 21, 2007

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As globalization seeks to envelop the world in a single global culture, concern over the loss of national and personal identity is mounting. Fleeting Face challenges us to examine the issue using a variety of perspectives on identity. At a time when certain identity politics are disputed, considered ineffective and even naive, A Space presents this timely and crucial dialogue. Fleeting Face is a group show, which brings together six Canadian artists that use the human face as a means of grappling with racial and cultural identity issues from personal, as well as global perspectives. Sandra Brewster, Erika DeFreitas, Joyce Lau, Ritian Lee, Fariba Samsami and Shiva Shoeybi deal with the formation and deconstruction of identity through the exploration of multi-racial blending, cross-cultural immigration, mass media consumption, oppressive rule, and rebellion.


Sandra Brewster is a multimedia artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from York University. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, and has exhibited in a number of exhibitions in Toronto, Winnipeg and South Africa.

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