CHARLEY YOUNG | THE SPACE BETWEEN HELD HANDS
From July 9 to August 27, 2022.
An otherwise invisible space, two hands united represents a haven of refuge and a place of solace. Created in partnership with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, this work was generated using the hands of our newest Canadians who arrived in 2016 through the Syrian Resettlement Program. Working with these participants, the clasped hands of family members were cast from life, giving form to the negative space between their palms. Visible are the lines, ridges, and fingerprints unique to each participant. Yet these marks are familiar and recognizable by all. These hand casts give form to the distance, proximity, and connectivity between these families. This work is social in its process, encouraging engagement and community connection. Grouped by family, casts are arranged right to left in reference to the Arabic language and in acknowledgement of the universal language of art.
CIRCA art actuel is proud to collaborate with the CARI St-Laurent for the organization of mediation workshops for this exhibition project. The mediation project is funded under the agreement on the cultural development of Montréal between the City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec.
- Vernissage on Saturday, July 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discussion with the artist starting at 3 p.m.