If I Were a Monument (Louise Liliiefeldt)
Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 8:00pm
to Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:00pm
Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday May 12, 8 pm, Free
If I Were a Monument is an exhibition by renowned artist Louise Liliiefeldt.
The exhibition consists of paintings and installations that deal with theissue of loneliness. The images Liliefeldt creates are born from a very personal place, as dementia and caregiving have been part of her immediate family, perhaps exaggerating the solitude of both the person who has
dementia and the caregiver. The images surrounding the walls of the gallery represent images of what loneliness would feel like if she were a monument erected to honor the lives of others.
The performance work presented at the opening is also inspired by the notion of the feeling of being solitary, without companionship, or isolated. Her actions also speak to memory, questioning how lonely we are at any given time.
Co-sponsored by Toronto Free Gallery.