Jamaican-Canadian photographer Brianna Roye is launching a solo exhibition, “Out of Many, One People,” opening this week at the Margin of Eras Gallery. The ten photographs that will be on display aim to amplify the representation of LGBTQ+ Caribbean people.
“Queerness is too often centered around the gay white male experience, and it is not representative of all of the different people of colour that are a part of the community,” says Roye, who identifies as a queer androgynous woman. “My intention was to create a series of photos that people who are of Caribbean descent could relate to—and perhaps see themselves in.”
Along with her work as a photographer for music and art festivals including Manifesto, Afropunk, Bestival and Veld, Roye has been exhibited in galleries such as Blank Canvas Gallery and Twist Gallery. She has also been part of the programming with Pride Toronto and VICE Canada and is a member of the Toronto Art Collective, Blank Canvas.
This event is FREE and will featured a DJ set by Chanelle Marshall.
Out of Many, One People takes place at The Margin of Eras Gallery (1684 Queen Street West). Opening reception is Thursday, May 3, 7-10 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 12-7 p.m., and Saturdays 12-5 p.m.