“How to Interpret a Sunset” Solo Exhibition by Jean Borbridge

WINNIPEG, August 4 2023— aceartinc. is pleased to present How to Interpret a Sunset, an upcoming solo exhibition by Jean Borbridge.



Jean Borbridge is a queer, working-class multimedia artist out of Treaty 1. Using photography, video, and installation, Jean seeks to understand the illusion and spectacle of photography in relation to the body, advertisement, labour, and the fallibility of such endeavours. Building community, relationships, and solidarity are crucial to her practice.

 Borbridge holds a BFA honours from the University of Manitoba (2019). She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Neutral Ground, Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, Underscore, and Art Mur. She is the recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Create Grant (2022), the Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Grant (2022) University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Award (2023) Platform Photography Award (2020), and was longlisted for the Amia Photography Award (2017).



In How to Interpret a Sunset, artist Jean Borbridge extends an auto-theoretical multimedia critique of monopoly capitalism and its aesthetic facades. The exhibition is a personal essay in material form on the structures of late-stage capitalism that produce individuals’ relationships with themselves, others, and the collective perception of the future. This critique points to the ways in which advertisement and media, in all of its glory, spectacle and promises, can lead to interpersonal transgressions, alienation, consumerism, and political passivity. Borbridge materializes multiple interpretations of the current hyperreal landscape’s elusive and seductive qualities via video, sculpture, installation and photographic interventions. In vivid colour, Borbridge’s uncanny tableaux draw the viewer toward an impossible encounter with the real, where the photographic mediation of familiar forms responds to the abstraction of the world by commodity exchange.

The artist extends sincere appreciation to the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council for their invaluable support, making the exhibition possible. Their dedication to promoting the arts and fostering creativity has played an instrumental role in bringing the artist’s vision to life. Their generous contribution is deeply appreciated.

Opening Reception: Friday September 1,  7PM – 10PM

Artist Talk: Thursday September 14, 7PM

Exhibition run: September 1 – September 29, 2023

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5PM

Additional hours: Closed-Saturday, September 2.


About aceartinc.: We are an artist-run centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art. aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. www.aceart.org

We are on Treaty 1 Territory. On the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples,
and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.

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