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Exhibit | Keeping You in Mind
Exhibit of Marcela Elizondo's Photography
Date & Location
Exhibit | March 14 – 22, 2006 | Kitchener City Hall Rotunda
Meet-the-Artist Reception | March 21, 2006 | 6:00 pm Kitchener City Hall Rotunda
(Reception in partnership with CrossCultures Magazine)
Through my work I tried to capture the multicultural expressions that bring life to the urban landscape of the Waterloo Region. These photographs show how the different ethnic and cultural expressions of immigrant families blend in and adapt to their new Canadian environment. In this work, I tried to capture the ephemeral reality of a multicultural kaleidoscope as it seeks to arrange itself in some creative order.
These photographs captured immigrants and Canadians participating in public life, passing through public places, and living their everyday life. Looking for multicultural expressions in the urban landscape led me to frame spontaneous expression, specific detail on a wall, or an architectural mark that reflects the historical and cultural environment around us.
As a photographer and an immigrant, I tried to capture the spirit of the multicultural community, its habits and its ways of life, as portrayed in the wonderful simplicity of everyday rituals.
- excerpted from Marcela Elizondo's Artist Statement