window: WINNIPEG'S ONLY 24 HOUR ARTIST-RUN CENTRE PRESENTS LEE LAI, Ongoing Until October 31

Location: Artspace Building, corner of Bannatyne @ Arthur [sidewalk level]

window is pleased to present our forty-fifth installation, This Far, 2018, by Lee Lai, on view until October 31, 2019.

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This piece is more or less an expression of love to my mum, who's pushed herself for years to try and arrive at a place of understanding of how I'm moving through the world. In this story, the child is leaving home and transitioning into a tree– something intended to nod to both humour / parody, and spirituality. It's also an attempt to emotionally connect with the pure feelings of fear and strangeness felt by a parent who, new to these concepts and language, is watching her flesh and blood embark on a journey that is so far from what she thought was real or possible.

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About the artist:

Lee Lai is from Naarm (Melbourne), Australia, and currently makes comics and illustrations in Tio'tia:ke (known as Montreal, Quebec). Her work is part memoir, part fiction– stories about intimacy, families and food – and has been featured in The New Yorker, The Lifted Brow, Room Magazine, and Everyday Feminism.

window is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. Window is co-curated by Noor Bhangu, Mariana Muñoz Gomez, and Sarah Nesbitt.

This installation was made possible with the generous support from the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Manitoba Arts Council.