ABOUT THE ART
Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental provides ample room for Belmore’s larger works to breathe and for audiences to be immersed in her large sculptures, installations and photography. Some smaller, more intimate spaces will be home to individual media installations.
The exhibition draws attention to her use of natural materials and the tension between difficult subjects and beautiful aesthetics. Themes in her work include water, cultural freedom, homelessness, and violence against Indigenous men, women and communities.
Included are over 20 major sculptures, installations, photographs and performance-based works, with many works never before exhibited in a Toronto museum. Audiences can see famous favourites like Rising to the Occasion (1987–1989), Named and Unnamed (2002), and Fountain (2005), as well as a showcase of new works by the artist.