Simone Saunders – Duppy Dupplicity

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The MNG Main Space Presents: Simone Saunders

Exhibition Runs: Sept 30 – Oct 18
Reception: Thursday, Oct 17, 6 pm – 8 pm, Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design

Join us Thursday, October 17 for the closing reception from 6 – 8 pm. A bar will be on-site!

Artist Statement + Biography

Threads of an ancestry fold together creating a playful and intimate entanglement. Duppy Dupplicity, is a search for belonging and engagement through a black history. Duppy means ghost in Jamaican Patois. It is a call to unveil a hidden story. For a voice within a sliver of time to reenact itself. The art of tufting intertwines a multiplicity of threads, threads that represent experiences from a past. A past that is imperative to today. Duppy Dupplicity, is an invitation to awaken undiscovered narratives. A gesture to unpack personal histories and to reveal echoes within a black heritage.

Simone Saunders is an interdisciplinary artist exploring textiles, sound, and installation. Simone explores her black identity through personal and political experiences around the female figure. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta. In 2019, Simone was President of the Students’ Association and recipient of Alberta’s Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership.

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