The Women’s Art Association of Canada is pleased to present “Eyes Looking Without Seeing”, which marks the end of Jaspal Birdi’s year-long artist residency at the Women’s Art Association of Canada- a program that is now in its’ third year, and made possible thanks to an endowment in memory of former WAAC member and artist Barbara Feith.
Using smartphones, laser printers, and paint, Jaspal Birdi creates large photo-based works full of colour, technical glitches, and specks of gold. Her works explore the nature of memory—shaped by physical and virtual realities—and the potential for audience reinterpretation.
In this exhibition, Jaspal Birdi presents works on paper, thermal blankets, canvas, and in augmented reality. Particularly curious in the ways that cultural diversity is layered, Jaspal Birdi stages “Eyes Looking Without Seeing” in a manner that encourages visitors to sit, talk, draw, and write within the typical 19th century Toronto home that is Dignam Gallery. This exhibition will invite you to actively reinterpret the works on display by revisiting your personal stories and histories of coming to, growing up, and living in Ontario.
Join us on the opening night of Jaspal Birdi’s solo exhibition “Eyes Looking Without Seeing” on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC), Dignam Gallery in Toronto, Ontario. Jaspal Birdi acknowledges support from Pusateri’s in sponsoring the opening night, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Brampton for assisting in the realization of this project.