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Soul Jubilee curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo

May 10, 2024 - July 6, 2024

Essay by Philip Leonard Ocampo, Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, Dhvani Ramanujam, Omi Blue, Design by Agnes Wong

Xpace Cultural Centre presents: Soul Jubilee, curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo as part of our summer thematic “Noise/Chaos/Excess” ❧☼✹✸✦

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 10th from 7-10pm at Xpace Cultural Centre! 🌅🏝️


☼ May 10 – July 6, 2024 ☼


Traversing through chaos in pursuit of a tempered joy, restful reprieve, and personal attunement, Soul Jubilee seeks to unravel the figurative quantity that constitutes “noise” in its various interpretations. The tension between commotion and silence uncovers how one might orient themselves amidst the mayhem: reckoning with the complex histories, dense systems and cultural paradigms that inform individual becoming, making sense of the literal sounds and sensations that present themselves around us, or intuitively searching for our own personal semblance of harmony, solace or resolve. Through the use of drawing, photography, and sculptural work riffing on structural materials like stone, hardwood, and aluminum, this exhibition underscores “noise” as a fixture inextricable from our introspection, pleasure, interconnection, and most aptly, jubilee.

A first for Xpace Cultural Centre, the entirety of the gallery space will be occupied by one singular exhibition. ‘Soul Jubilee’ will encompass all three exhibition spaces and special programming. 



Dexter Barker-Glenn (@dexterbarkerglenn)

Ernesto Cabral de Luna (@abrokeniris), Ivetta Sunyoung Kang (@ivettakang), chris mendoza (@c__m__c__m__c__m), and Meghan Harder (@meghan.harder)

Bronson Smillie (@bronson.smillie)  and Ron Siu (@rsronsiu)

Additional writing by Dhvani Ramanujam (@duh_vani) and Omi Blue (@fatbluebelly)

Design by Agnes Wong (@agnesdoubleu)

Curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo (@philip.ocampo)


This exhibition is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

This exhibition has been supported by Partners in Art under its Artist-Direct Program.