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Barbara Astman: Clementine Part I

November 20, 2004 - January 16, 2005

AWE Gallery

Toronto artist Barbara Astman created Clementine Part I after seeing a newspaper photograph of orphans arriving in Canada in 1947. Astman saved the photograph and kept coming back to it, wondering what the story behind their smiling faces was. She was struck by their apparent happiness in relation to their traumatic experiences as survivors of war.

Clementine Part I celebrates the lives of these orphans and of the countless other anonymous individuals who have been dsiplaced by war.

Barbara Astman has exhibited in Canada and internationally since the 1970’s.

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