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Southern Alberta Art Gallery: A Phantom Speaks | Angeline Simon – Virtual Exhibition
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 20, 2021
Southern Alberta Art Gallery: A PHANTOM SPEAKS | ANGELINE SIMON
December 5, 2020 – June 20, 2021
Angeline Simon mines and manipulates her familial photographic archives to explore lateral connections in time and geography. Like any archivist, Simon is responsible for acquiring, arranging, describing, and preserving photographic records that have enduring value. However, she also digitally manipulates, cuts, collages, and merges new and found images to give a voice to the phantoms of displaced family histories. As a second generation Canadian, Simon moves through the river of archival information finding lineal and cross-cultural connections that resonate with anyone who has looked into an ancestral past for answers.
Angeline Simon is a multidisciplinary artist from Lethbridge, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2018 with a BFA in Art Studio. As a second generation Malaysian and German Canadian, Simon explores familial narratives and the dynamics within contrasting cultures. Inspired by photomontage artists John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch, Simon reflects on her German and Chinese heritage by incorporating similar techniques of collage. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions including Contemporary Calgary, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Casa Lethbridge, Trianon Gallery, and the University of Lethbridge.
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Curated by Kristy Trinier