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S E B A S T E I N   M I L L E R
C I V I L   D I S O B E D I E N C E

Curated by Carla Garnet
Essay by Phillip Dwight Morgan

Presented by the JOHN B. AIRD GALLERY in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival of Photography

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, April 8 to Friday, June 18, 2021
Open to the public Wednesday, to Friday, 2 to 5 pm by appointment, email director@airdgallery.org to book.

Sebastein Miller’s Civil Disobedience variously references photojournalism, album art, protest imagery, comic books, films, and video games. The use of digital montage foregrounds his works’ constructed nature, highlighting the gaps between posited futures and depictable reality. Through animated counter-narratives, the Toronto-based artist uses satire to comment on science, race, and the nature of resistance, and to analyze how Black North American icons circulate in popular culture.



Juried by Claire Christie

We are excited to debut John B. Aird’s first edition of its collage exhibition juried by Claire Christie of Christie Contemporary. Receiving an outstanding amount of beautiful and critical submissions, defining contemporary collage, this year’s exhibition showcases work from over 50 artists that reflect a wide variety of contemporary collage materials, techniques, and practices. COLAGE 2021 is presented in a virtual exhibition, accompanied by music selected by the juror, and a digital catalog that is available to the public.



Juror: Taiga Bently
DEADLINE: Sunday, June 27, 2021, by midnight

Be part of our online summer 2021 exhibition and ‘art book’.
All selected FLORAL works will be included in an online slide show and publication.

The symbolic properties of flowers have long been a source of artistic, poetic, and mythical inspiration. From antiquity to the present, blossoms have been called upon to signify and celebrate key moments in life: bouquets appear in delivery rooms, at baptisms, weddings, and funerals, as markers to commemorate and celebrate both the beauty and the fragility of life.


Aird Gallery’s Core Scotia Bank CONTACT Festival of Photography SEBASTEIN MILLER, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE project is extended to September 3, to see it online click here! Appointments to view the exhibit open up once the City of Toronto moves out of the Grey Zone, for bookings email director@airdgallery.org.

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The gallery relocated to Artscape 906 Queen West in 2019 and will remain at this swing-space until renovations are completed at its original location in the Macdonald Block (at Bay Wellesley) in 2024-25. Your support is greatly appreciated during this exciting transition!