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Stanley Wany

Stanley Wany is an Afro-Canadian artist based in Ottawa and Montreal whose practice includes graphic novels, drawings, and paintings. In his experimental graphic novels, Wany reveals the unseen, unravelling the internal lives of individuals through drawings combining symbolic imagery and glimpses of everyday life. Wany creates large-scale drawings and paintings in the same vein. With a growing awareness of overlapping stories within Black communities, his practice focuses on themes related to the ostracization of Black individuals, and that of our heritage, from the Western mainstream – and on exposing the African-American roots of this dominant culture. The body of work offered at TOAF includes drawings on the themes of memory, popular culture, as well as pain and grief, inspired by stories of Black Canadians and Americans.

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