The Art Gallery of Windsor's exhibition Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow: The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, explores the changing cultural landscape of post-industrial urbanism in cities like Windsor, Hamilton and Detroit.
Included in this exhibiton is work by Fine Arts faculty member Jessica Thompson and Fine Arts Alumna Soheila K. Esfahani (BA 2003).
Jessica Thompson’s vinyl text, Should we stay or should we go?, reflects her family’s struggle as African Americans with migration and settlement across the American-Canadian border.
Soheila K. Esfahani’s Cultured Pallets: Windsor uses a William Morris–inspired floral print to explore ornamentation as a form of “portable culture.” The items we bring with us when we migrate to a new place and the portability of the goods manufactured in our cities that become part of the global economy.
“Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow” continues at the Art Gallery of Windsor until January 28, 2018.