Art Show Opening Reception
Jordan Clarke is a Toronto-based artist who uses the female form to explore themes of self and identity. A mixed-race woman, she uses her background to explore and question identity and all the contradictions that come with being mixed-race. The central focus of her work is empowerment through self-representation.
Something In-between invites us to see ourselves and each other in new ways. By forming a strong black identity, one that is inclusive and celebrates individual uniqueness and diversity, Clarke calls us to rise above the divisive colonial legacy of shadeism.
“The women in my paintings are aware, confident, and empowered in their skin. They are affirming what is true for them — they are a collective of Black self-love.”
The exhibit runs until February 26.