I am You as You are Me

Initially exhibited as a solo exhibition at Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Canada, 2018

The viewer is invited take on the role of artistic collaborator by rearranging the tripartite portraits on the gallery walls. By breaking from the tradition of painting as a one way picture plane, each canvas becomes a vehicle for empathy that allows the viewer to relate to the artist and the subjects, as each takes on the form of the other. The series is inspired by the surrealist parlour game ‘exquisite corpse’ used to derive spontaneous poetry and images from a collective subconscious. I am You as You are Me exists in dialogue with the emerging metamodern conception of the transpersonal perspective as a bridge between collective and individual experience.

The series went on to be exhibited as interactive sculptures at Dufferin Grove, Toronto and on Governor’s Island, New York City as part of Figment Interactive Art Festivals.

This series was showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario as part of the TakingITGlobal event for Rising Youth.