Envision

July 24 - October 24, 2020
OUTREACH Online: Envision is an online exhibition showcasing the works of youth artists aged 13-26 residing within the GTA. In response to the current pandemic, Gallery 44 invited young artists to share what they have been creating, reflecting on, exploring, monitoring, and engaging with to capture the diverse experiences and feelings incited by COVID-19. In addition to providing a snapshot of the pandemic realities, this exhibition encourages participants and viewers to envision a world post-pandemic and all of its utopian and dystopian possibilities. 
This project is presented in lieu of our annual award-winning OUTREACH program, an education program designed for underserved youth to explore the diverse medium of photography as a tool for creative self expression. Each July, Gallery 44 typically hosts an in-person exhibition of analogue photographs produced by OUTREACH participants. While we’ve pivoted to virtual programming for the time being, we look forward to the works of these youth artists being accessible to a larger audience via the vast and far-reaching internet.