Immigrant: an Exhibition by Rosemary Sloot

Artist's Talk: Sunday, January 12, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Show Runs From: January 12 - February 8, 2014

Halfweg, Holland, September 18, 1940 by Rosemary Sloot
Immigrant unfolds as a profound personal narrative of family, origins and unsettled identities. Developed over eight years, the twenty-one paintings and drawings that comprise this solo show reveal a unique perspective of being a first-born in Canada. Sloot pays tribute to her parents' courage in relocating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952. In so doing, she re-examines her identity, looking at what was lost (and kept) in transition.

Final Farewell, May 1952 by Rosemary Sloot

From the artist:

"This is an exhibition that deals with the post-war emigration of the Dutch to Canada. In telling my family's story I am, in part, telling the story of every Dutch immigrant and in telling of the post-war experience, I am touching on every immigrant Canadian's story."

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