Pantry Shelf

This exhibition was created part of Xpace’s summer residency program for OCAD U graduates. 2017

The attempts to trace back family lineage are swallowed by the movements of time. Documents discarded, photographs burned, tombstones never carved and names changed to survive systems. Mimicking the setup of Kendra Yee’s Yeh-Yeh’s corner store in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, this installation honours family-run businesses. The items displayed replace the culture that has been lost, reclaiming broken narratives and forming new stories.

Read Exhibition Essay by Sam Roberts. Photos by Yuula Benivolski.