Three figures from the face-up have floating objects encased in a glass dome above where their brain is. One has a key, a clock, and a shell-like object. Behind is a blue sky with gauzy white clouds.

Learn about how Afro-Surrealism movement is more than artistic expression but a political one, and a form of self-assertion.

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October 5, 20237:30pm - 9:00pm Add to calendar


Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

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In this talk organized by Surrey Art Gallery Association, Crystal Noir will discuss how she uses Afro-Surrealist symbols to draw the viewer into a world of hidden double meanings, layers, and dualities.

About the Artist

Crystal Noir is a figurative painter of Jamaican descent from Vancouver. Her work explores the intricate effects of ongoing colonial violence and the interplay between mental health disparities within BIPOC communities. Crystal has exhibited at The Suncor Gallery, The Gallery at Queens Park, Il Museo Museum & Art Gallery, Richmond Cultural Centre, The Canadian Pacific Gallery, and The Bentall Gallery. 

About Surrey Art Gallery Association 

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery. 

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