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A set of two 5 x 7 inch inkjet prints

Edition 1/3 available

Diptych, $950 unframed


Artist Statement:


May be slightly. May be pleasingly. May be severely.

May be laboriously. May be playfully enacting.

May be exposing and attacking.


Very tenderly may be. Very piously may be.

Very strongly may be sincerely fainting.


Very strangely may be.

Very strangely may not be.

Very strangely may not be strange to us.


Eventually I found what may be

(Very intimately. Very ordinarily may be.)

the back of my hand and nothing else.




Erika DeFreitas’ multidisciplinary practice includes performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, drawing and writing. Placing emphasis on gesture, process, the body, documentation and paranormal phenomena, DeFreitas mines concepts of loss, post-memory, legacy and objecthood. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg; Gallery TPW, Toronto; Project Row Houses and the Museum of African American Culture, Houston; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita. She is a recipient of the 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Artist Prize, the 2016 John Hartman Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

Erika DeFreitas, very strongly may be sincerely fainting (Edmonia Lewis), 2017

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