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Jaime McDonald – How Far You’ve Come (Reception)

February 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MNG LRT Space
Address: Alberta University of the Arts, LRT Hallway, 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3, Canada

The MNG LRT Space Presents:
Jaime McDonald – How Far You’ve Come

Exhibition Runs: February 5 – March 2, 2018
Reception: February 15, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall, at the Alberta College of Art and Design

Join us February 15th in the ACAD Main Mall for the official reception from 6 – 8 pm!

Artist’s Statement & Bio:

Assigned binaries and expectations are the primary focus of this work. With the use of documented performance, textile elements, and a mirror, it demonstrates the struggle of forced routines and expectations placed on gender identities. The way in which the work is installed is to be read from left to right, creating a narrative and questioning those who pass by if they are contributing to the limiting standards of society. By making the issue of body politics into tangible installations when they are often disregarded and invisible, I am able to confront the audience and ask them in an aesthetic way how they resonate or contribute to these politics.

Jaime McDonald is a queer meĢtis woman working towards her BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design with a major in Media Arts. Her practice is primarily based around reclaiming and grasping onto her identity in a non-intersectional society. She uses feelings of nostalgia, longing, and confrontation to address the binaries she faces.