Launching alongside the big Spiegelman CO-Mix show at the Art Gallery of Ontario is this smaller show featuring work by Nina Bunjevac from her recent graphic novel Fatherland. Nina has been sharing the set-up of the show with her followers on Facebook and it looks very impressive. She also shared how she attended the star-studded launch yesterday with Spiegelman and afterword was part of an equally star-studded dinner with people like David Cronenberg and Adrienne Clarkson. Congratulations to Nina for a great book and an equally-great-looking show!
(It runs to June, 2015.)
Toronto comic artist Nina Bunjevac produces highly personal work rooted in her family’s complex history of migration between the former Yugoslavia and Canada. Her newest graphic novel, Fatherland, deals directly with the divisive politics that fractured a nation and a family. Despite its title, Fatherland is anchored by women. The autobiographical narrative takes inspiration from such significant historical comics as Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1991) and Chester Brown’s Louis Riel (2003). Two dolls made by Bunjevac complement these drawings from Fatherland, their fragility echoing themes explored in her 2012 work Heartless.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
This exhibition is included with general admission.