The Spaces Between
May 23, 2014 – June 21, 2014
The Spaces Between, an exhibition by Emma Nishimura, focuses on the complicated experiences her paternal grandparents endured throughout their internment as Japanese Canadians in the Second World War and in the years after. Exploring the relationships and interactions between the sites where these experiences occurred and the stories and memories themselves, the work investigates the different forms and incarnations that memory can take.
Emma Nishimura is a Toronto based artist. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 and her BA from the University of Guelph in 2005. Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited in both Canada and the United States. Recent exhibitions include Geographies of Story (Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE), Wilderness Memory (The Art Space, Huntsville, ON) and Yo-in Reverberation (Japanese Canadian National Museum, Burnaby, BC). Nishimura currently teaches printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and Open Studio.