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Aaron Jones, Untitled, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

An unassailable and monumental dignity
Alexandra Bell, Mohamed Bourouissa, Leslie Hewitt, Aaron Jones, Keisha Scarville

September 21 – November 18
Opening reception: Sept 21, 6 – 9pm

An unassailable and monumental dignity explores images of black males in the public sphere. The work of artists Alexandra Bell, Mohamed Bourouissa, Leslie Hewitt, Aaron Jones and Keisha Scarville use found objects and photographs to question the contexts and truth claims found within them. What are the intersecting forces that place photographic images of black males in public spaces? What are the photographs intended reception? Most often they are transmitted from a place that espouses white supremacy and racial bias through the continued use of negative, dehumanizing visuals. Enacting agency through intervention and recontextualization, the artists liberate such objects from their entrenchment within oppressive power dynamics.

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CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Vistek, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington's Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Street Art Toronto (StART), Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.