Robin Pacific: Skater Girl – Book Launch and Art Installation

June 6 – June 16, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Gallery 1313, Toronto

Skater Girl, An Archaeology of the Self
Robin Pacific’s Memoir in Essays, published by Guernica Editions
Available wherever books are sold. Please consider ordering from your favourite independent bookstore.

Skater Girl, artist and activist Robin Pacific’s debut book at 78 years old, traces themes of art, feminism, aging, loss and regret, bringing to brilliant light the ecstatic joy and fragility of our lives. With wisdom, cheek, and defiance, Robin’s essays explore her experiences through spiritual seeking, political activism, mental breakdowns, and breakthroughs. It’s a rally against ageism and shows an older woman living authentically and against myopic stereotypes, and thriving in all her multitudes. We love Robin’s equally frank and lyrical writing, and her electric and contagious shit-disturbing attitude.” – Hollay Ghadery

The exhibition is a forest of words, a giant artist’s book. It re-imagines reading as a social act.

“My father had a daughter who loved and loathed him in equal measure.” – From the Essay “Jackanapes: A Portrait of my Father in 23 Vignettes”

“We were like two children creating a magic world only we inhabited. He invented a character based on me as a child, called Binky Bell, World’s Greatest Communist. I still have the hilarious stories he wrote about Binky saving children from cruel sweatshop managers.” – From the essay, “Brian Shein and Me: In Memoriam”

Robin Pacific
Facebook: @robin.pacific
Instagram: @robinpacific

Gallery 1313
1313 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1L8

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 1-5, Sunday 1-4

Gallery 1313 is fully accessible