Land of Mirrors, installation detail, 2016. Photo by Kailey Bryan.
For generations Newfoundland has ignited a rich imaginary for its residents, visitors, and those who pour over maps. Many are swept away by its stories or enchanted by its geographies. But what does Newfoundland dream about now? What cultural imaginaries do artists reflect, what new images and ideas splinter and refract? In a place where gesture and humour are currency and magic and ritual are real contemporary artists Michael Flaherty, Will Gill, Philippa Jones, Jerry Ropson, and Jason Wells investigate the boundaries of this phantom island. Curated by Mary MacDonald.