WAAC Member & Artist Megha Parhar participates in the City of Toronto’s annual Awakenings exhibits as one of 10 participating artists. “Portraits of Absence”

On view now until August 7
Scarborough History Museum
Free Admission

Portraits of Absence – Question the accepted visual narratives of colonization & explore what classical portraits and paintings would look like minus stolen resources and bodies via colonial violence; what the actual costs of privilege/symbols of wealth are & highlighting who avoids paying them, highlighting the absences of the visualized ugliness of colonial violence, what it actually was and how it continues to exist in new forms/it’s legacies, as well as the portraits highlighting the absence of rage of those who were and continue to be oppressed.