Never Apart launches its Summer 2021 exhibitions in the form of virtual tours every Thursday at 6 p.m. from July 8 to July 29. The link to each virtual opening will be shared across Never Apart’s social media.
James Tuitt’s paintings begin as warm, surreal spaces that serve as a backdrop to centre the beauty of black women. Drawing from an extensive personal archive of fashion magazines collected over the span of 10 + years as source material, James seeks out the contributions of black models who pushed through fashion’s barriers to become part of inspiring, empowering images. These images may not previously have been celebrated and were rarely used as magazine covers, so James has instead created covers of his own.
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We would like to acknowledge that Never Apart is located on unceded Indigenous lands belonging to the Kanien’kehá:ka, Wendat and Haudenosaunee Nations (Source: https://native-land.ca/), who are the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal community, and are thankful that we are able to create, collaborate, play, and work here.