Wanderings, a solo exhibition by Anna Binta Diallo.
October 04 — November 02, 2019
Opening Reception: October 04, 6—9pm.
87 Wade Ave, Suite B1
Developed primarily during a residency at the Banff Centre earlier this year, the work within the exhibition expands on her ongoing investigation into themes of migration, displacement, personal mythologies, and the relationship between language, history, and identity.
Taking the form of a large scale, site-specific installation, Diallo creates an immersive environment with a multitude of characters. Employing a mix of both collage and sculpture, the silhouettes of human and animal forms are constructed from a variety of source material. Spanning science, literature, and historical photography, the characters within the staging reference a diverse set of stories – extending to creation myths, autobiographical accounts and forgotten histories.
As the stories we tell ourselves shift and transform over time, at the center of Diallo’s work remains a fundamental question – How does one try to reconcile the complex, and often times conflicting elements of one’s own identity?
Anna Binta Diallo would like to thank The Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec & Francofonds for their support of the ongoing Wanderings project.
Anna Binta Diallo aimerait remercier le Conseil des Arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et Francofonds pour leur soutien au projet Wanderings en cours.