ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Nep Sidhu’s art practice resides along a continuum comprised of conceptual and technical components originating from ancestry, with relevance for the present. His sculptural practice combines language, light-baring materials, and incantation thus creating a third space that unifies endless parallels and possibilities. Sidu’s work is informed by the interplay of script, textile, the poetic wave of architecture, and an affinity for community; linking the ancient with the here and now. His work has been featured in The Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, ON), the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, ON), The Frye Museum (Seattle, WA) and The Aichi Triennale (Nagoya, Japan).
Rajni Perera’s work explores issues of hybridity, sacrilege and irreverence, 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, made to act as Perera’s personal record of impossible discoveries. Her work actively engages in discussion with the viewing audience about the aesthetic treatment of gender and the non-European sacred and secular body in a popular culture context. Thus, her work creates a subversive aesthetic that counteracts oppressive discourse and acts as a restorative force through which people can move out of repressive modes of being and towards reclaiming their power. Her work has been featured in the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto, ON), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, ON), and Art Fairs such as Art Toronto and Art Dubai. She lives and works in Toronto.