Press Release: Fall Exhibitions 2019 - Nep Sidhu: Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)

Friday, September 13th, 2019
Esker Foundation is proud to present the solo exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) by Toronto-based artist Nep Sidhu. Opening reception: Friday 27 September, 6-10pm, all welcome. Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) examines how memories persist in the present, especially when related to personal and collective practices of resistance, resilience, and ritual. This mid-career survey is anchored by recent works that reflect upon Sikh histories, amongst other collectively formed and formative histories considered through collaborations with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nicholas Galanin, exploring how memorialization practices can transfigure grief and loss, and how they contribute to a writing of histories that speak back to power by celebrating cultural knowledge and practices.

PDFs

PR-Fall-at-Esker-FINAL.pdf

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Esker_Brochure_Fall_2019.pdf

Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Web Resolution Images

Nep Sidhu, Mul Mantar Medicine Woman (The Books & Scripts Were Stolen, Our Steel Is Forever), Digital Render, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded). Installation view: Mercer Union, 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Nep Sidhu in collaboration with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, The Books and the Scripts Were Stolen, Our Steel Is Forever, Mool Mantar Medicine Hat 7a, 2019. Stainless steel, beaver, felt. 38 x 81 x 38 cm. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Nep Sidhu: 'Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded).' Installation view: Mercer Union, 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Nep Sidhu, 'Medicine for a Nightmare (from the series When My Drums Come Knocking, They Watch),' Detail 2019. Cotton, wool, jute, zari, hair, steel. 559 x 274 cm. Produced with support from the Toronto Arts Council, Mercer Union, and the Esker Foundation Commission Fund. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.