© Coco Guzman

The Demonstration

Coco Guzman (Toronto)

6 oct. – 12 nov.

Vernissage : Thursday October 6, 5 p.m.

Participating in a public demonstration is a unique combination of human closeness and intense emotion. The Demonstration, an immersive installation by Toronto-based artist Coco Guzman, explores these highly charged crowd dynamics. Visitors moving about the work—a grotesque demonstration or parade comprised of large drawings and 3D materials—are invited to reflect upon the place of public protest and celebration in our neoliberal society.

Born in Spain and educated in France, Coco Guzman uses drawing to tell stories about things not revealed to the eye, yet which persist within our everyday reality. Sometimes these stories concern events or situations kept secret owing to social norms or political realities. Some of Guzman’s work visually reveals historical events suppressed by authorities, using art to investigate realms of silence and secrecy, and to unearth hidden truths about past and present.

October 6 – November 12, 2016
Tuesday to Saturday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission

The artist wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts

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