Delali Cofie, Alexandra Majerus Return

Apr 29–Aug 30,  2023
Gladstone Hotel, Gladstone House ⁠ accessible_forward

Return explores ideas of home through photographs by Toronto artists Alexandra Majerus and Delali Cofie. Both artists’ work capture the quiet everyday, with moments of joy and reflection. Cofie’s images were made in his native Ghana. He describes them as “a love letter and salute to the people and moments that decorate everyday life.” Majerus’s works document a return home to Barbados to Foul Bay, the last place she visited with her father before his death. She says, “the photographs reflect upon not only the loss of a parent but also the loss of a home as I lose my familial connections to the land.”

Curated by Lee Petrie

Delali Cofie is a Ghanaian-Nigerian photographer currently living and studying in Toronto, Canada. Through storytelling he engages in multiple genres of photography, such as fashion, documentary and fine art, often blurring the lines between them. His personal work seeks to highlight beauty whilst exploring social-political issues, taking inspiration from the human experience, both of his and those around him. Frequently creating work between his native city Accra and current city Toronto, his work tells a tale of two cities, linked by a diasporic thread.