A free public reception on Friday, September 7, will celebrate the opening of visual arts student Mike Marcon’s exhibition “Inland Empires” at Artcite, the artist-run centre for contemporary art.
Marcon’s mixed-media installations explore themes related to Canadian identity. Found objects, images and sculpture act as a catalyst for the displacement of symbols and myths that continue to inform the “official” national identity.
He says he is interested in the idea of the wilderness as a privileged space: “a kind of masculine homeland within the greater framework of the nation state.”
Artcite is located in downtown Windsor, at 109 University Avenue West. Friday’s reception begins at 7:30 p.m. Marcon’s show will remain on display through October 13.