Public Intimacies at Images Festival, Toronto

"Public Intimacies" is an exhibition of moving image installations taking place in hotel rooms at the Super 8 Hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown. Speaking to the boundaries between public and private space, the works challenge our notions of domesticity and contemplate themes of intimacy, expressions of sexuality, desire, and identity.

Monday, April 16, 3-4PM
A conversation between Jon Wang, Dani Restack, and Sheilah Restack, our featured artists at the Super 8 Hotel moderated by Richard Fung. 

A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted)
Dani Restack and Sheilah Restack
USA/CANADA, 2017, DIGITALVIDEO, 7 MIN
A two-way portrait composed from a series of intimate and banal excerpts from the artists’ lives together, we are sent through a looping meditation of bodily encounters. Guided by a collective intuition, a fluid movement begins through opaque landscapes of flesh, into nocturnal mystery, and erotic expressions.

Cindy Sherman as Feminist Question Mark

How do we understand artist Cindy Sherman’s work in the context of feminism when she has repeatedly disavowed any relationship to feminism writ large? In this afternoon gallery talk, artist and professor Sheilah Wilson (Denison University) will look at historical and contemporary questions of intent as they relate to Sherman’s depiction of the gendered body in space.

Gallery Talk on Tuesday October 10, 1pm at the Wexner Gallery

Link to article in the Lantern