Not a typical art gallery sign, but necessary when the art in the exhibition includes 15 soccer balls on the floor of a show, art patrons need to mind their feet! It is all part of the exhibition, Michèle Pearson Clarke: Muscle Memory. On now at the Hamilton Gallery of Art, it is the first major solo exhibition in a public gallery for the Trinidad-born, Toronto-based artist Michèle Pearson Clarke.
Working primarily in photography and video, Clarke examines the vulnerability of queer female masculinity, situating black and queer experiences of longing and loss as a site of possibility for social engagement and political connection.
She is the city of Toronto’s Photo Laureate.
Photograph by Stephen Weir