Opening Reception: Thursday January 12, 7:30PM
I like to believe I am telling the truth is an exhibition and accompanying publication of new and recent work by Brandon-based artist Chris Reid, including large-scale pastel drawings, quirky re-interpretations of Ukrainian Easter eggs and multi-media sculptural installations that incorporate recycled and found objects. Through these diverse media. Reid invents lush visual narratives containing a sundry cast of characters - from folkloric symbols of her Ukrainian heritage and her husband's African heritage, such as Baba Yaga bulidings and Anansi the spider, to anthropomorphic cats, dolls, bunnies and bread - that play out their actions in surreal prairie landscapes and unsettling domestic environments. The publication is co-produced with the Gallery 1Co3 & Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre.