The Living Room is the interactive, evolving installation space that launched in the Young Gallery in 2016. Self Made is the latest envisioning of this space, this time designed to echo some of the creative conditions that exist in an artist’s studio. The exhibition orbits around the work Hamilton-based designer and visual artist Stylo Starr’s 89 Dames, a series of photo transfer on collage that reformulate notions of beauty, specifically using images of black female celebrities featured in JET magazines of the 1950’s and 60’s. These works, along with some selections from the AGH collection will provide the inspiration for an interactive ongoing collage activity located in the centre of the Living room space.
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Stylo Starr, 89 Dames (Joyce Bryant) (detail), 2014, toner transfer on paper collage, lace