Longing and Belonging
May 6 – June 24, 2012
Melissa General: Longing and Belonging
Opening Reception: Sunday May 6, 2012, 2 – 4 pm
Longing and Belonging features a series of photographs by Melissa General. The artist writes, “As a woman currently living in an urban environment and possessing more knowledge about my culture, I am now faced with the challenge of better understanding where I belong. Living in Toronto has presented me with many opportunities but it has also provided me with a greater appreciation of my family and community back home.”
Melissa General is an Oneida from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory near Brantford, Ontario. Concepts involving her First Nations heritage, identity construction and self-exploration have been a focus in her practice. She studied photography at OCAD University and completed her MFA at York University.