The Produce Party (2017), commissioned by Artcite Inc, was shown in Walks of Survivance, a two-person exhibition curated by Srimoyee Mitra.
In this installation, the ambience of a locally sourced soirée is breached by a series of interventions. A coffin-shaped dining table, made from fruit-crates, pays homage to migrant farmworkers in Canada. Thirteen disposable paper plates are nailed to its surface. Overhead, a chandelier adorned with soiled shoes, gloves and plastic produce dangles with the remnants of labour and loss.
Photos by Joshua Babcock, Programming Coordinator, Artcite Inc.