dawn draws, dusk drops (III): Pardiss Amerian, Sofia Mesa, Joyce Joumaa
March 12 - April 10, 2023
Pardiss Amerian (b. 1990, Tehran) is a painter currently based in Montreal. Her practice is a process-based exploration of painting and collage driven by narrative asides as a way to address temporality, transhistoricity, and the healing potential of an imagined elsewhere. Recent exhibitions include the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (Waterloo, ON) Jack Hanley Gallery (New York), Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, ON) and Gallery PFOAC (Montreal, QC). Amerian holds a MFA from Concordia University (2022), a BFA from OCAD University (2015), and has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
Joyce Joumaa is a video artist based in Montreal. After growing up in Tripoli, Lebanon, she pursued a BFA in Film Studies at Concordia University. Her work explores the political phenomenology of language, post-colonial education and video documentation as a fictional archive. Her work has been shown at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Dazibao, and FOFA Gallery.
Sofia Mesa, born in 1995 in Colombia, is a human being that finds refuge within the arts. She works in various mediums ranging from photography to sculpture, video and drawing. All her work is born within the same place inside herself—the body as a universal source. She feels the need to acknowledge proof of life, to give a voice to that which appears and disappears, to the forgotten ones, to our human sensations. Our entire being is grounded through the body and so the body is present as a material - literally, figuratively, cosmically, establishing a friendship with the universe. This is where her journey begins. Sofia lives and works in the Americas.