The Polygon Gallery’s Interior Infinite Challenges Normality

Radical self-expression.

Martine Gutierrez, Demons, Yemaya ‘Goddess of the Living Ocean’; p94 from Indigenous Woman, 2018. © Martine Gutierrez. Courtesy of the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York.


The subversive power of the carnivalesque and grotesque are considered in the Polygon Gallery’s latest exhibition, Interior Infinite. The first feature exhibition by curator Justin Ramsey, Interior Infinite explores the ways radical self expression ruptures the constraints of normality. In a time when the dialogue about returning back to normal is prevalent, this exhibition challenges us to question what “normal” is and what it can be.

The exhibition brings together photography, performance, sculpture, and video by 17 Canadian and international artists. Featured works include striking portraits by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi, a selection of photographs from Martine Gutierrez’s Indigenous Woman, and a brand new work from Dana Claxton.

In the video below, Justin Ramsey takes us through the exhibition.



Artists featured in the video: Nick Cave, Dana Claxton, Martine Gutierrez, Kris Lemsalu, Meryl McMaster,  Zanele Muholi, Aïda Muluneh, Zak Ové, and Carrie Mae Weems.