As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic
The Polygon Gallery presents As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic from Feb. 24–May 14, 2023. Join us for the Opening Reception on Feb. 23 at 7pm.
The international touring exhibition, curated by The Polygon Gallery’s Elliott Ramsey, is dedicated entirely to the Wedge Collection as featured in Aperture’s recently published book of more than 100 photographs from African diasporic culture. The exhibition celebrates Black life in its myriad forms, drawing from cultures around the Atlantic to illustrate a polyphonic sense of community and family. Photographs from some history’s most influential photographers and most iconic contemporary artists will be on view, including work by Gordon Parks, Malick Sidibé, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Texas Isaiah, and more. The Wedge Collection was established by Dr. Kenneth Montague in 1997 and is Canada’s largest privately owned collection committed to championing Black artists.
Visit thepolygon.ca/exhibition/as-we-rise for more information. Admission is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group.