This Too Shall Pass

  • Dates:January 16, 2020 - March 14, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • City:Brandon
  • Times:Monday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Address: 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue Brandon, MB
  • Phone: (204) 727-1036
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  • Region: Western
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 7:30 PM

This Too Shall Pass is a series of textured and abstract paintings on canvas by multimedia artist, mental health and ageism advocate, Gloria C. Swain. Swain’s canvases embody her experiences as an aging Black woman moving through hostile spaces, particularly mental healthcare institutions; and the labour involved with “cutting through and getting cut by” the system. The geometric patterns in Swain’s work illustrate the range of movement associated with the process—sharp edges colliding, shattering and realigning— and allude to the ways that oppressed groups might eventually break through. The project offers space to reflect on the hope, perseverance, and unapologetic reclaiming of place as Swain, a mother, grandmother, community leader, elder and artist, strives to be seen and heard.

Image: Gloria C. Swain, No Single Issue #4, 2019. Acrylic paint on canvas, 16” x 20”

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This Too Shall Pass
  • (204) 727-1036
  • 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue
  • Brandon, MB