Through the Looking Glass | Nuit Rose 2016

June 22 – July 3, 2016

Through the Looking Glass: In Search for Identity” a juried exhibition presented as part of the 2016 Nuit Rose festival in Toronto. 

The main theme for Nuit Rose 2016 is NIGHT SHIFT, as such the exhibition at Propeller will explore themes surrounding Alice in Wonderland as a metaphor of shift, transformation and search for identity. 

Tim Burton recently described Wonderland as a place where “everything is slightly off, even the good people.” Alice is not just trying to figure out Wonderland, but also attempting to determine who she is, and what constitutes her identity in a world that actively challenges her perspective and sense of self. She rightly understands that her self perception cannot remain fixed in a world that has drastically different rules from her own. Since Wonderland is a by-product of her own imagination, it becomes clear that it is Alice’s identity and not Wonderland itself, that is being called into question. Her quest to understand Wonderland becomes a quest to understand the forces and feelings that comprise her identity.

We are looking for innovative, witty and vibrant works that will hurl you into another world inspired by the adventures of Alice in Wonderland as well as your own journey in search for identity.

On June 25th, we invite everyone to tumble down the rabbit hole – the appropriately decorated Propeller gallery door – to discover challenging and exciting works of art and have a cup of tea served in mismatched cups under the clocks stopped at tea-time.

*NUIT ROSE is a free annual festival of queer-focused art and performance. It showcases provocative, cutting edge work by diverse local and international artists, and engages LGBTQ communities, art lovers, residents and visitors to Toronto in unique experiences with art across the city. Nuit Rose returns for its third year on SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Jane Murdoch Adams
  • Joel Guzman
  • C.A. Way
  • Maia Radanovic Ozegovic
  • Ross Winter
  • Vanessa Brownbridge
  • Frances Patella
  • Emanuel Pavao
  • David Griffin
  • Linda Briskin
  • Tony Saad
  • Dan Nuttall

Special thanks to our community partners, donors, and supporters. 

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