WHEN: April 23 – May 17, 2019
Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 pm – 8 p.m. in the Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design)
WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG), LRT Space
sec·ond sight [noun]—the power of discerning what is not visible to the physical eye.
To gain the ability of second sight an individual must meet the following conditions:
• 1) They must be actively aware of distinct socioeconomic factors in place that grant advantage to certain dominant groups while simultaneously alienating those at its margins.
• 2) They must understand and embrace the position as the “other” and use their differences to challenge the status quo.
• 3) They must manipulate their discerning power to strategically topple current systems of oppression that suppress marginalized communities.
Chelsea Yang-Smith is a visual artist and photographer currently based in Calgary, Alberta. Using analogue photography, Yang-Smith’s body of work, second-sight, examines the segregation of racially ambiguous individuals from their contemporaries. Her current research investigates the parallels between intersectional feminism and intimacy within the digital landscape.
Yang-Smith holds a Bachelor of Design in Photography from the Alberta University of the Arts (2016) and is a former Photography Practicum of the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity (2017).
For more information about the MNG visit marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com