Close to Home

Artists: Tonia Di Risio, Soheila Esfahani, Rafael Goldchain, Xiong Gu, Sanaz Mazinani, Sumaira Tazeen, Denyse Thomasos and Jeff Thomas

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Close to Home brings together artists from a range of cultural backgrounds, with works that speak to each artist’s connection to
their country of origin and to ideas surrounding home,migration, and what it means to belong. These familial connections come from near and far, such as Iranian-Canadian artist Soheila Esfahani’s focus on the translation and movement of cultural influences;Canada-based Pakistani artist Sumaira Tazeen’s research into the stories of recent immigrants; and Iroquois artist Jeff Thomas’s photographic investigations into Canada’s appropriation of Indigenous lands.Through these artworks, Close to Home highlights the unique and diverse cultural experiences that inform Canadian identity.