May 09, 2019
What does home mean to you? In the case of Iranian-Canadian artist, Sophie Sabet, her idea of home takes a more personal and honest approach to understanding it as both place and feeling.
I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave is an autobiographical exhibition that deals with the complexities of her Iranian-Canadian home. Staged at the historic Bradley Museum, Sabet creates a space that looks at issues surrounding displacement and cultural frictions in an intimate setting.
This solo exhibition brings together Sabet's videos, still images and sculptural works. Through these quiet and subtle portraits, Sabet traces the contradictory, difficult and sometimes painful ways that her family navigates their identity and diasporic realities. Sabet's work also encourages visitors to see and feel the museum's 1830s domestic setting with a different perspective.
I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave runs from May 11 to June 16 at the Bradley Museum. Admission to the exhibition is free.
For more information on Sophie Sabet's I Almost Didn't Feel You Leave, including exhibition hours, visit culture.mississauga.ca/event/bradley-museum/sophie-sabet.
Sophie Sabet is an emerging media artist working predominantly in video. As an Iranian-born woman raised in Canada, her work focuses on exploring identity and the influences of the diasporic experience within the domestic sphere. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History from Queens University, and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Documentary Media Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Sabet has exhibited solo exhibitions at the Student Gallery at the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto) in 2016 and Flux Gallery (Winnipeg) in 2017. She has participated in group exhibitions at Gallery 44 (Toronto) and Trinity Square Video (Toronto) in 2018.