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.
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.
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.