A New Resilience
Join us to open PoMoArts January exhibitions, and stay for a Virtual Artist Talk and Tour with Sonya Iwasiuk, January 14, 2021 at 7:15 pm, on Facebook Live.
A body of work that corresponds with one of the most pressing current world issues – people fleeing their turbulent homelands searching for peace and prosperity. Iwasiuk’s multi-media installation is based on the First Wave of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada. This project is visually based on Ukrainians and a past time, but many of the same circumstances, issues and hardships are analogous to Canadian immigrants today.
The history of Ukrainians in Canada speaks to many human wrongs and parallels ongoing and current world issues of displaced refugees running from war, famine, poverty, oppression or prejudice. It also tells of a story many of us do not like to admit or face; how our new Canadian immigrants face prejudice and racism here, in our beloved country, especially in today’s political environment.
Enjoy this exhibition with an in person visit to the Gallery or by viewing the online gallery on PoMoArts.ca. Open 7 days a week, check the website for hours and our COVID 19 Safety Plan.
Exhibition runs January 14 – February 15, 2021
Location: Port Moody Arts Centre 2425 St. Johns Street
Virtual Artist Talk & Tour: January 14, 2021 | 7:15 pm