Expressions of Identity
February 1 to February 28, 2022
Presented by: Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA)
In this exhibition, the grade eleven contemporary art and contemporary photography students at Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) have collected work across many different mediums, with different histories, and approaches to create Expressions of Identity.
In a time of separation, we strive to create a visual experience that strengthens connection and community. In Expressions of Identity, we collapse the distance that separation causes us, working towards our individual and communal goals. Using art as a universal language, we adapt to the constant change in the current world. Each work embodies how our grade continues to adapt to change in a perpetual time. The consciousness we create helps each other become better people and better artists.
Recovering from the loss that Covid-19 has caused, we have all put our experiences and emotion into our work. Connecting our class and viewers illuminates how similar we all are, therefore, evoking vulnerability, empathy, and clarity. We are all brought together by shared experiences, and through Expressions of Identity, we come together to make something beautiful.
— Jane Forrest, Exhibition Coordinator