The Surrey Art Gallery will host the group exhibition Facing Time, which draws together works from an intergenerational roster of more than 50 artists.
The exhibition, running from January 23 to March 27, features recent and historical works based on the theme of the human face.
“Contemporary art can reimagine how we represent ourselves and think about facial communication both now and in the future,” says SAG curator Jordan Strom in the event info. “This exhibition examines the many creative and critical ways in which artists have sought to capture the human face over the past 50 years."
Artists taking part in Facing Time include Durrah Alsaif, Simranpreet Anand, Rebecca Bair, Lorna Brown, Diana Burgoyne, Chila Kumari Burman, Audrey Capel-Doray, Lisa Chen, Qian Cheng, Lincoln Clarkes, Share Corsault, Patrick Cruz, Francis Cruz, Eryne Donahue, Tom Douglas, R.W. Eastcott, Soheila Esfahani, Gabor Gasztonyi, Barry Goodman, Jaswant Guzder, Brian Howell, Jim Jardine, Bill Jeffries, Doreen Jensen, Ali Kazimi, Ann Kipling, Laura Wee Láy Láq, George Littlechild, Ken Lum, Al McWilliams, Elizabeth MacKenzie, María Angélica Madero, Chito Maravilla, Sally Michener, my name is scot, David Neel, Al Neil, Mark Neufeld, George Omorean, Leslie Poole, Deborah Putman, Marianna Schmidt, Jack Shadbolt, Drew Shaffer, Hari Sharma, Stephen Shore, Jarnail Singh, Jeannette Sirois, Manuel Axel Strain, Ed Varney, Carrie Walker, and Jin-me Yoon.
The show will also feature a launch event via Instagram Live on January 30 at 6:30 pm, with a performance by artists Qian Cheng, Francis Cruz, and Patrick Cruz that addresses profiling and racialization along with exhibition themes connecting representation and portraiture.