Winter Islands 2017: Marjan Verstappen – You Saw Nothing – Friday, January 27

Friday, Jan 27 – Marjan Verstappen presents “You Saw Nothing” as part of Winter Islands Artist Residency 2017

An embodiment of lies and fact, truth and metaphor, “You Saw Nothing” delves into the sands of Gibraltar Point, grasping for an explanation for recent mysterious events, buried beneath layers of denial. A test site for methods of seeking truth in an environment that rejects it completely, You Saw Nothing invites you to experience a cover up first hand. Come and see for yourself.

5PM – 7PM. Fireplace Room. Artscape Gibraltar Point

Need a Lift? Take a ride in our Vintage Transit Bus Shuttle departing from Wards Island Dock at 5:45PM

About the Artist

Marjan Verstappen is fascinated by with margins, boundaries and tangents. Creating a topology of the overlooked, her art practice is based in drawing, installation and performance. Whether she is drawing loving reproductions of families in their living rooms, making science fiction botanical illustrations only visible to insects, organizing a fashion show for seniors in a shopping mall, or collaborating with children to build peregrine falcon nests to overcome light pollution, she is emphasizing the beauty and complexity of overlooked places and experiences.

Recent exhibitions include Art of the Danforth, The Fung Wah Biennial at Flux Factory, NYC, and the Stantec window gallery, Toronto. In 2015, Verstappen was the recipient of the RBC Toronto Arts Foundation newcomer artists award and an Artstarts microgrant.

Verstappen grew up in rural New Zealand, she moved to Toronto in 2012 to pursue an MFA at OCAD University. She lives and works as an artist in Toronto where she is also the co-director of Younger Than Beyoncé (YTB) Gallery

Her Winter Islands Residency is co-sponsored by Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery