Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Artist Talk: Sasha Opeiko
DATE: Thursday, November 16th, 2023
TIME: 6pm – 6:30pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON
This event is part of AWE at Night.
- Current AWE Members: free admission
- Non-Members: $10 Admission
Sasha Opeiko’s research practice explores the breakdown of the digital image (and all other things with it) under capitalism, reflecting on the afterlife of images in a post-capitalist world. At once intricate and restrained, her work is concerned with the ways in which the political is articulated through moving images, and how the digital image, in turn, is both a response to – and the result of – the economic system in which it exists.
The artist will guide visitors through her exhibition, Sasha Opeiko: pixel / dust on now at AWE from October 24, 2023 – January 21, 2024.
This exhibition forms part of Below the 6, a series of exhibitions that focuses on artists based in Southwestern Ontario whose practices are socially and politically minded.
Below the 6 is curated by TD Curatorial Fellow Muriel N. Kahwagi and is generously supported by TD Bank Group.
About the artist: Sasha Opeiko
Sasha Opeiko is an artist currently based in London, ON. Her work explores intersections of artistic production, machine-oriented ontology, and new definitions of melancholy to explore the “dark” reality of objects in the context of late capitalism. She works in a variety of media including painting, video, installation and new media, using appropriation and remediation of found objects and fragments of visual culture. She holds a BFA from University of Windsor (2009) and an MFA from University of Victoria (2012). She is currently a PhD candidate in the Art and Visual Culture program at Western University. Her work has been exhibited widely at galleries such as Artcite Inc., Thames Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Peterborough and Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH). She is a recipient of several grants, such as the Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant to Visual Artists (2015), the Ontario Arts Council’s Visual Artists: Emerging Grant (2016) and Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant (2019).