You can draw a straight line

2022

You can draw a straight line is a solo exhibition of work produced between 2020 and 2022. Drawing from an extended research period investigating the history of Canadian colonial expansion, the exhibition refracts Canada’s long history of trade, transportation, and resource extraction through a conspiratorial interpretive lens. Mixing close readings and archival traces from Canada’s economic landscape with fictional or speculative narrative threads, You can draw a straight line at once attempts to countenance Canada’s role as an economic superpower, situate its national colonial projects within global networks of expropriation and exchange, and reflect on how power can be meaningfully understood in an era of globe-bestriding imperium and cultural atomization.

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FIND THE GHOST

inkjet prints on matte presentation bond, brad nails, Plasti-Dip rubber spray paint, synthetic yarn, fluorescent lights, aluminum cages

2022

YOU CAN DRAW A STRAIGHT LINE

two-channel HD video with sound; 00:39:20 loop; shipping pallets, fluorescent light, aluminum cage

2022

IMPROVER

inkjet prints on matte presentation bond, brad nails, Plasti-Dip rubber spray paint, synthetic yarn, fluorescent lights, aluminum cages

2022

DREDGING  (PRE- AND POST-AMPHIBIAN)

inkjet prints on matte presentation bond, brad nails, Plasti-Dip rubber spray paint, synthetic yarn, fluorescent lights, aluminum cages

2022