Sanaa Humayun: A little food is a feast

A little food is a feast
By Sanaa Humayun

December 1, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Opening Reception: December 2, 7-9pm
Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto

“This work is a way of recording stories through textiles – stories that keep secrets in order to keep us safe. They aren’t linear, but told in bursts and pieces in fragile moments. The stories I’ve tried to tell are deeply important – they hold the relationships that are most dear to me, of the family that I’ve built for myself and the joy that grows within reciprocity and repair.”
– Sanaa Humayun

“A little food is a feast”, a new series of textile works by Sanaa Humayun is opening Thursday December 1! Join us for an opening reception on December 2, 7pm – 9pm!

Sanaa Humayun (she/her) is currently thriving and vibing in Mohkinstsis, on treaty 7 land. She is an artist, writer, & curator, with a practice that thinks about non-narrative story telling, and the histories held within objects. Her art is a tender exploration of dominant narratives, and how they can be re-written in order to make space for herself and the people she loves. Her most recent work has been shown at Whippersnapper Gallery, Mitchell Art Gallery, Latitude 53, and Khyber Centre, and has written most recently for C Mag, Blackflash Magazine, and Luma Quarterly. She is passionate about fostering community, through means of food, laughter, and an unapologetic love of gossip.

Along with Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet, Sanaa co-organizes Making Space – a peer mentorship group for early-career BIPOC artists.

Thank you as always to Canada Arts Council for supporting emerging artists as part of “Intuition Against the Grain.”

Gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday 3-7pm. We hope to see you soon!

We regret that our space is not wheelchair accessible, with one step up to enter into the gallery.

Whippersnapper Gallery
594b Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1H5

Instagram: @whippersnappergallery

Photo credit: Danny Luong