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Barbara Scheed

Barbara Scheed


After Party Cry Story (the cannoli story)

On 45 stickers is a snapshot of a discarded cannoli cake, colour blocked with the colour of the year by Pantone: 18-3838 Ultra Violet.
This cannoli was found in front of an apartment building on Drolet street and became the summer talk of the neighbourhood as it stayed there for a week before being cleaned up. Mundane gossip about the events leading to the abandonment of the cannoli and the residents of the apartment building starting to emerge. The stickers are a testament of the cannoli story.

Barbara Scheed: my work deals with themes of labour, pop culture and identity in the age of new media. I collect scruntinize and reframe discarded and everyday objects as a form of societal critique. I hold a BFA (2013) from NSCAD University and am the co-founder/curator of the Dumpster Gallery Project with Alberta (Treaty 6 land) artist Tess Griebel. Currently, I co-run Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal (Kanienke’haka Mohawk Nation) with fellow artists Elise Boudreau Graham and Lee Roth; Friends and Neighbours Gallery is dedicated to provide an alternative exhibition space for artists on the margins.

I acknowledge that I live and work on lands that were stolen from indigenous peoples by white settlers. I acknowledge that I live in, and benefit from a country that is built upon the idea of white supremacy.

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