A Snake That Bites in Anger, Without Warning

Hilary Riem, A Snake That Bites in Anger, Without Warning, 2018

A Snake That Bites in Anger, Without Warning

Friday, June 7, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019
Opening Reception
June 7,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Hilary Riem is the winner of the 2018 Verant Richards Scholarship. This award is given annually to an OCADU graduating student for excellence in experimental photography. Verant Richards was a graduate of OCADU and a founding member of Gallery 44 known for his innovative artistic practice that pushed beyond the confines of a self-limiting definition of photography. This award honours his legacy through supporting an emerging artist with a cash award along with a one-year membership, vitrines exhibition and a $500 production credit at Gallery 44, in the hopes of providing the means to make new work along with an introduction to an active artistic community. Stay tuned for further details on her exhibition A Snake That Bites in Anger, Without Warning.

Artist Biography: 

Hilary Riem (b. 1995, Toronto, Canada) holds a BFA in photography from OCAD University.  Her work concerns the political function of gesture within contemporary society, how the meaning of these gestures is altered through means of mechanical reproduction, and what happens once they enter the structures of the institutional archive.  Hilary is the 2018 recipient of the Verant Richards award for experimental photography, and has exhibited in Toronto, Canada, and Anseong, South Korea. Riem currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.