Amartey Golding: In the comfort of embers

3 Feb 2023 – 14 May 2023

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Amartey Golding, a UK-based multidisciplinary artist, is debuting his first solo exhibition in Canada.


In the comfort of embers presents video works, garments, and photography by artist Amartey Golding. Fire is a central motif in the featured video works. In these stories, building a fire and keeping it burning provides the narratives with their symbolic core by marking transformative moments for the main characters: the chain-mail wearer and the Being. These protagonists face personal reckonings as they prepare to live in the absurd world that awaits them. Our perspective is restricted by the few temporal indications and contained spaces in which the narratives unfold. This may spark an important realization among viewers: we cannot know what it feels like to sit with another’s embodied experiences unless we live them ourselves. Golding relays the extraordinary essence of each character with reverence–they create life, exist in otherworldly bodies, and go through profound transformations alongside the few companions with whom they share a kinship. There is an unspoken bond between the nameless characters and a quiet strength to the way in which they care for one another.


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