Newcomer Toronto based artist Mao Correa’s unique exhibition will be on display at the Toronto Centre for the Arts from February 9th until February 25th.
Solitary Portraits exhibition’s opening reception and artist-led tour will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Supported by North York Arts, Neighborhood Arts Network, and RBC Arts Access Fund, SOLITARY PORTRAITS is the result of a profound artist’s reflection on the immanence of the absence in his immigration process to Canada.
SOLITARY PORTRAITS, is the most extensive solo exhibition presented by Mao Correasince his arrival in Canada in 2013. The exhibition reflects MAO CORREA’s art-action of fusing artistic expression with environmental consciousness; done by creating unique pictorial pieces made exclusively from recycled and recovered materials.
For MAO CORREA, SOLITARY PORTRAITS “…is the expression of how absence, it is a vital feeling, and is inseparably attached to our being as immigrants … for me, this series reflects the existential displacement from the white to the black, from the presence of all colours to the nothingness of light, from the exuberance of the tropics to the timidity of the winter… SOLITARY PORTRAITS is definitely a confused cry between nostalgias and presents full of senses.”