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Hannah Somers: The Music Sang ‘Lean on Me’

wed01nov12:00 pmsat09dec(dec 9)6:00 pmHannah Somers: The Music Sang ‘Lean on Me’Exhibition Event Organized ByThe Image Centre(november 1) 12:00 pm - (december 9) 6:00 pm The Image Centre, The Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1RegionGreater Toronto & HamiltonCityToronto

Event Details

In her exhibition The Music Sang ‘Lean on Me’ Hannah Somers investigates her own identity by returning to her roots, creating visual conversations between her mother and aunt, biracial twin sisters adopted into a white family in the 1960s. The photographs and video featured in the exhibition recount the circumstances of the sisters’ upbringing and its effect on their racial and social identities. The imagery probes their role models, and depicts their relationship with one another through discussion and gesture. Raised within a predominantly white community, the sisters’ were aware of everyone’s eyes upon them and the stereotypes that clung to their Black individuality. Through lighthearted conversation they recount growing up with no familial connection to their heritage or the Black community. In response, they idolized and felt connected with figures in popular culture and the media.

Related Public Program

Student Gallery Opening Reception—Hannah Somers: The Music Sang ‘Lean on Me’
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | 6–8 pm

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November 1 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - December 9 (Saturday) 6:00 pm


The Image Centre

33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W1

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