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'Unfamiliar Order'

Location: S side bet. St. Jean Baptiste and Des Meurons, NE corner of building; East Face

Occupant: Theatre Cercle Moliere

District: St. Boniface

Neighbourhood: Central St. Boniface

Artist(s): Florence Solis (unsigned)

Year: 2021

Sponsors: Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival, Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Signex Manufacturing, Théâtre Cercle Molière


2022 Update: The Mural installation was moved around the corner of the building from the North facing wall to the East facing wall.

Florence Solis Artist Statement: "'Unfamiliar Order' is a reflection of my own constant search for identity through a deconstructive creative process. The act of taking apart images to develop a composition is an intuitive process where I create fictitious subjects, mostly of women. These fragmented subjects are an impression of our multi- dimensional selves that go beyond what is captured in a traditional portrait. The physical figures are also combined with colour, forms, and texture that forces the viewer to continuously move through the painting. I aim to represent people not as static figures because in truth, we are comprised of complexities contributed by our background, experiences, and even societal views."

"From my own experience as a woman, immigrant and person of colour, identities don't come easy. As a woman, I was taught to be delicate and apologetic as not to disrupt even as I want to be loud. As a then immigrant from the Philippines, I was to hide my accent to deeply plant my place in my new country and prove my ability to be 'Canadian'. As a person of colour, I am not to tan so much as to discreetly hide my Filipino heritage. These were and sometimes, still are the challenges that I face everyday, even as I consciously free myself from my own discrimination. This piece aims to impact those who go through the same challenges internally, from ourselves or externally, from society. We may never be a perfect picture but we could still be whole as we embrace the many parts that make us unique."

Source: Wall-to-Wall Mural Festival notes