Sun Dogs (2019)

ARTIST

Cyndie Belhumeur is a multidisciplinary artist living in Montreal. 
Cyndie questions sensitive representations of an ever-evolving volume of information. Using different approaches and mediums, she plays with accumulation, density, intimacy and overload of information to draw invisible links between virtual and real. She pushes back notions of limits and exchanges between physical and digital aspects as well as the changes that this relationship arouses in our understanding of the world. Cyndie aims to overwhelm the spectator presenting a multitude of intertwined elements by using multiple images, superimpositions and a variety of mediums. With these, she attempts to arouse a variety of interpretations, even opposing ones: organic and psychic, harmonized and chaotic and disturbing.

Shaneela Boodoo is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a BFA (Honours) in Design. She is a second-generation immigrant, born and based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and identifies as Indo-Caribbean. As an emerging artist, designer, and curator, Boodoo explores themes such as colonialism, displacement, and womanhood. Boodoo has also worked to establish and brand many BIPOC collectives in the city, such as RIND, Patterns Collective and Chroma Collective. She was previously the Gallery Program Assistant at the School of Art and has curated shows such as Adornment and Analogous that centered the experiences of BIPOC in institutional spaces.

LOCATION

The Garrick
330 Garry Street 
Winnipeg, MB
(East-facing wall)

ABOUT / ARTIST STATEMENT

Through this collaboration process, local emerging visual artist Shaneela collected "data" of Winnipeg, including personal photos, memories, feelings, emotions and experiences. Cyndie then transform the data and collected images to pull out textures, patterns, and gradients to develop a mural that is a representation of Winnipeg.

Partners: Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Sponsors: Benjamin Moore, United Rentals


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