A Psionic Hope, an Astonishing Dream
A psionic hope, an astonishing dream
17 MARCH – 29 APRIL, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, 17 March, 6-8PM
Curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo
Featuring works by Curtia Wright, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Santiago Tamayo Soler, Morris Fox, Tyler Matheson, and Sin Wai Kin
With publication contributions from Sameen Mahboubi, Sonny Assu and Eric Kostiuk Williams
A combination of “psi” (psychic) and “-onics” (from electronics), the term “psionic” is synonymous with psychic abilities, the paranormal, and the physical application of unexplained, unknown phenomena.
Embraced in the realm of science fiction and comic book lore, the “psionic” speaks to the idea of exceeding the physical and realistic parameters of reality. By the fantastic logic of psionics, one could soar through the sky instead of being tethered to the ground. A superhuman’s might can materialize as explosive, technicolor light. A psionic hope, an astonishing dream places artists working in video, sculpture, painting, and performance in a position of speculative worldbuilding. Artists involved in this exhibition channel psionic and/or superhuman feats, utilizing their respective approaches in art making to forge new worlds, alternative spaces, and moments outside of time and reality through wielding an ethereal might.
Supported by the Ontario Arts Council
Documentation by Miles Rufeilds