Humber Galleries, in partnership with Humber’s Black Heritage 365 Committee, presents an artwork installation by Yung Yemi as part of Humber’s Black Heritage Month Celebration beginning on February 1.
Humber Galleries worked with the City of Toronto to bring Yung Yemi’s artwork to Humber Lakeshore for Nuit Blanche last October and is excited to bring another series of work by the artist to North Campus. The installation in the Learning Resource Commons will feature four large scale digital mixed media works which will be on display throughout the months of February and March.
About Yung Yemi
Adeyemi Adegbesan is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of Black identity. Reflecting on Black cultural ideologies from pre-colonial, colonial, present day and future timelines; across regions, religions, varying levels of income and political lines, Adegbesan examines the dichotomy of the richness of Black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody themes of history, fantasy, speculative futures, and spirituality.
Adeyemi is a self-taught artist whose practice incorporates photography, mixed media collage, murals and assemblage. He works out of his studio in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighborhood and has shown work in Canada and the United States. He has also worked with brands such as HBO, Instagram, and the Toronto Raptors on commercial collaborations.
Date & location:
When: February 1 – March 31, 2023
Where: Learning Resource Commons, North Campus