The Power Plant

In the comfort of embers

Amartey Golding

Upcoming Exhibition

Feb 03 – May 14 2023

Amartey Golding, Bring Me To Heal 2, 2021. Courtesy the artist..jpg

Amartey Golding, Bring Me To Heal 2, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


CURATOR

Joséphine Denis, TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow, 2021–23

Amartey Golding’s first solo exhibition in Canada features three films: Chainmail 3, 2018, from his Chainmail series, and Bring Me to Heal 1 and 2, 2021. These moving-image works are accompanied by two sculptures, which are garments seen in the films, as well as photographs that elaborate on the imagery and narratives in the projections.

The selection of works in this exhibition reveals Golding’s engagement with intimacy, vulnerability, and physical strength. Using his mixed heritage and his family history as a starting point, the artist documents his introspective process of identifying and understanding the fundamental unifying themes of humanity: fear, love, care for kin, dreams, desires. By incorporating particular materials, movements, sounds, and oral storytelling, he exposes viewers to his artistic process—a communal act that pushes all those involved to imagine beyond what they believe they are capable of. Both the making and the witnessing of Golding’s works serve as a form of healing from generational trauma, while the works themselves interrogate its origins.

About the Artist


Amartey Golding

Amartey Golding (b. 1988, London; based in Norwich) is a visual artist who was raised as a Rastafarian to an Anglo-Scottish mother, Ghanaian father, and Jamaican stepfather. Through the use of sculpture, film, and 2D work, he explores the portrayal of Black masculinity in the media and homophobia within Black British communities.