• Artist: Alexis Eke
  • Medium: Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough

Composed of contemporary illustrations of Black women, this installation highlights Black female representation in formal art spaces

Location

Scarborough Town Centre

  • Address: 300 Borough Dr.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

“Where Are We Now?” will ask audiences to question how Black women are represented in the art world. Most of the time in formal art spaces, Black women are brought in as moving parts, rarely entering these fields as a permanent feature. Large displays of Black art are important, as they allow Black youth to believe there is a future for them in this industry. With a vibrant installation filled with contemporary imagery, audiences will experience a celebration of Black women.

The Artist

Alexis Eke is an illustrator based in Toronto. Inspired by Renaissance portraiture and traditional Japanese art, she aims to illustrate Black women in a contemporary light.