1st Annual Visual Art Exhibit
Held in partnership with the Gladstone Hotel, (MISSED)-Perceived marked the world premiere of the latest work by up and coming Toronto photographer Christina Leslie. In her work, Leslie juxtaposes text and photography to capture and communicate the myriad of experiences that define Black and Urban life in Canada and abroad. Part photographer, part 21st century Griot, Leslie continues to showcase her exploration of race, identity and marginalization through a satirical depiction of minstrel show imagery that examines the effects of enduring stereotypes on modern-day African and Diasporic communities. Those lucky enough to attend were able to connect with the subjects in the photographs on an emotional level to gain inspiration and insight into their own lives and experiences.