Julianna D’Intino: Connecting Rods

Julianna D’Intino
Connecting Rods: A Survey of Industry in the Niagara Region

July 22 – July 24, 2022
Opening Reception: July 22, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
146 James Street, St. Catharines, ON

In the Soil Summer Series is pleased to debut Julianna D’Intino’s Connecting Rods: A Survey of Industry in the Niagara Region.

The artist has been documenting the slow demolition of 285 Ontario Street, St. Catharines since 2015. The site, host to a factory from 1901 to 2010, was a driving force of the Niagara economy for over 100 years. It now sits a shell – stuck in limbo between its past and its future.

Through images, archival materials, interviews, and reflections, the artist explores the history of and familial connections to the location, and how the changing uses of the site have reverberated in the community.

Using this site as a case study, the artist brings forward the effects of deindustrialization on the economic, social, and physical wellbeing of the residents of the Niagara Region.

Julianna D’Intino is an Italian-Canadian Artist and Filmmaker, born and raised in Niagara. She makes work about finding and creating home, about longing and belonging and finding or making a place in the world.

Connecting Rods is on display at 146 James Street, St. Catharines, Ontario from July 22 to 24, 2022.

Opening Reception: Friday 22 July at 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 23 July at 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 24 July at 11:00am – 6:00pm

Part of the In the Soil Summer Series, Presented by Suitcase in Point.

The gallery is not accessible.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please contact the artist and arrangements to view the work will be made.

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Julianna D’Intino
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In the Soil
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Suitcase in Point
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