image of Sunday School, from the series The Hair Appointment, 2018.

Sunday School, from the series The Hair Appointment, 2018. Photography by Jeremy Rodney-Hall. Directed by Josef Adamu. Produced by Josef Adamu & Helena Koudou. Styled by Habibat Julmat. Hair by Helena Koudou. Featuring Aziza. © Jeremy Rodney Hall. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home

May 6, 2023 – June 9, 2024

Located on Level 2, Gallery 248

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EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

What does “home” mean to you?

Featuring works produced by the creative agency Sunday School, Feels Like Home invites audiences to consider contemporary conversations around the notion of home. Together with artists from across Africa and the diaspora, Sunday School strives to share diverse stories and perspectives that reflect their collaborative ethos.  

Through a selection of photographs and video work, Feels Like Home highlights work from three series: The Hair Appointment (2018) by Jeremy Rodney-Hall, Ten Toes Down (2021) by Kreshonna Keane, and Jump Ball (2019–ongoing) by O’shane Howard and Joshua Kissi; foregrounding community, fashion, and culture at the intersection of art and education. Each project speaks to the unique and vibrant reflections of Black identities communicated by Sunday School, while further planting their roots beyond the digital realm – for home is an inhabited space both tangible and intangible.

This presentation is Sunday School’s first major exhibition in Toronto, marking the agency’s sixth anniversary as they continue to produce numerous projects in Toronto and around the globe. Curated by Emilie Croning, Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora.


ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Jeremy Rodney-Hall, The Hair Appointment

Jeremy Rodney-Hall, The Hair Appointment, 2018. © Jeremy Rodney-Hall. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow
Jeremy Rodney-Hall, The Hair Appointment

Jeremy Rodney-Hall, The Hair Appointment, 2018. © Jeremy Rodney-Hall. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow
Kreshonna Keane, Ten Toes Down

Kreshonna Keane, Ten Toes Down, 2021. © Kreshonna Keane. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow
Kreshonna Keane, Ten Toes Down

Kreshonna Keane, Ten Toes Down, 2021. © Kreshonna Keane. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow
O’shane Howard, Jump Ball: Toronto

O’shane Howard, Jump Ball: Toronto, 2019. © O’shane Howard. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow
O’shane Howard, Jump Ball: Toronto

O’shane Howard, Jump Ball: Toronto, 2019. © O’shane Howard. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

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Joshua Kissi, Jump Ball: Mighty Migration

Joshua Kissi, Jump Ball: Mighty Migration, 2020. © Joshua Kissi. Image courtesy of the artist and Sunday School.

Feels like Home - artwork slideshow

ABOUT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Founded in Toronto in 2017 by Josef Adamu, Sunday School is a creative agency that offers unique perspectives on identity through visual narratives and experiences. Operating within the worlds of both commercial photography and art, Sunday School brings together photographers, videographers, stylists, and models to push the boundaries of visual storytelling within Africa and across the diaspora.

 

Presented in collaboration with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.



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