Ryerson Artspace presents an exhibition of work by Noga Cadan and Hal Wilsdon reflecting on the politics of space and questioning the power associated with access.
Cadan’s work With Eyes Turned East reflects on her homeland, Israel, grappling with her relationship to a landscape that she views as beautiful yet laden with pain and conflict. Many of her images focus on zones of disputed land, highlighting the ease with which her family can move through spaces that are inaccessible to her Palestinian neighbours.
In I am Anything I Need to Be at Anytime, Wilsdon turns her lens to objects and environments that project power and prestige—slick surfaces, luxe fabrics, and spaces where bureaucracy reigns. The ambiguity of these images conjure seduction and alienation.