RAJNI PERERA: (m)otherworld creates and DESTROYS itself
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4th, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: October 4-27, 2018
Location: Project Gallery, 1210 Dundas Street East
Project Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Rajni Perera’s new work at our Dundas location.For this solo show Rajni Perera expands on the hyperdimensional and begins to make a foray into monsters and monsterity which act as a catalyst for mythmaking. As immigrants and the marginalized move into and take up space on oppressors/settlers lands one of the cultural enforcements that are taken away are the myths. Myths and mythology, and the characters that operate within them, make dreams robust and goals achievable. By focusing on monsters, dreamworlds, mythmaking and the ultimate othering that follows beings who exist between several worlds or dimensions, the effort to bring strength to the undervalued, displaced and persecuted is made by way of subverting a notion that any person or thing is singular or exists in any one place. That is, negating the concept of singular existence brings to ones attention a complete wholeness.
Rajni Perera (b.1985) graduated from OCADU in 2011 with the medal in Drawing and Painting. She explores issues of hybridity, sacrilege, irreverence, the indexical sciences, ethnography, gender, sexuality, popular culture, deities, monsters and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses. They are flattened on the medium and made to act as her personal record of impossible discoveries.