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Raw Earths and Railway Spikes: Amidst Ghosts of Future History Jeffrey Wynne

Thu. January 7th 2016 - Sun. January 24th 2016 hours vary check facebook for gallery hours
'Raw Earths and Railway Spikes: Amidst Ghosts of Future History' is a remembrance of truths that will never be known. It is a story about the colonization of Western Canada, of histories of resource extraction, and of shifting settler identities amidst the faces of national mythology.

My name is Jeffrey Wynne, and I am a 23 year-old multi-disciplinary artist originally from Victoria, Canada. Raised within the Jewish culture from an entirely settler ancestry, I’ve lived in Cascadia my whole life, yet struggle to recognize the land I live in. Weaving unknowns through continuities of remembrance, my work conjures unspoken aspects of my family’s heritage which have been historically stigmatized and concealed as a result of state assimilation policy in North America and Europe.

This work is comprised of several projects in diverse media ranging from intaglio, photography, installation, text-based work and documented performance. In offering these narratives, I seek to reveal insight into the historical implications of colonization while creating space for developing new understandings toward responsible social agency. Through the investigation of socio-ecological narratives which comprise Western Canadian pluralities of hybrid consciousness, Raw Earths and Railway Spikes shifts through remnants of inherited histories to present visions for the future.

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