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Craig Boyko, Michael Chambers, EGR (aka Erica Balon), Eklipz, Elicser Elliott, Stella Fakiyesi, Demuth Flake, Patrick Nichols, Sheinina Raj, Nabil Shash, David Strickland, Mark Valino
Photographing Toronto’s Hip Hop Culture from Analogue to Digital
The Art Gallery of Sudbury invites you to the exhibition … Everything Remains Raw: Photographing Toronto’s Hip Hop Culture from
Analogue to Digital, organized and circulated by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario.
The curator of the exhibition is Dr. Mark V. Campbell, founder of Northside Hip Hop. Dr. Campbell is a DJ (aka DJ Grumps), scholar, and curator. He was co-founder of the Bigger than Hip Hop radio show. Prior to this exhibition, he curated Mixtapes: Hip Hop’s Lost Archive in 2016 and I was There Celebrating Steel City in 2017. The exhibition combines archival photography with new graffiti pieces from artists EGR, Eklipz, and Elicser, and visual works by David Strickland and Mark Valino. The exhibition also features works from photographers Craig Boyko, Michael Chambers, Stella Fakiyesi, Demuth Flake, Patrick Nichols, Sheinina Raj, and Nabil Shash. “… Everything Remains Raw draws on the visual works of Toronto-based photographers and various other visual artists of the 1990s and early 2000s to understand how both commercial and fine art photographs and other art captured hip hop’s je ne sais quoi – the multiple ways hip hop artists keep the culture fresh,” says Dr. Campbell, who has also curated three playlists that accompany the exhibition.”