Wayne Salmon Kensington Market: Meditations on Home

Bob Carnie Gallery ⁠ accessible_forward
1681 Dundas St W
Apr 27–May 30,  2022

 As a child coming from the Caribbean, Kensington Market was the only public space in Canada where Salmon could feel a sense of rootedness. The market’s vibes and rhythm still elicit some of the boldest memories of the community he’d left behind.

Playing with Susan Sontag’s idea that “a photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token absence,” Meditations on Home explores Kensington Market as a Black communal space in which the isolating experience of exile is tempered.