Three-Thirty: Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Aaron Jones & Ebti Nabag


Ebti Nabag, I’m Listening, 2020, courtesy of the artist

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
Aaron Jones
Ebti Nabag

Curated by Anique Jordan
In Partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

October 3 – December 19, 2020
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
By Appointment Only

Centralized in the Scarborough community of Malvern, Three-Thirty investigates the way power is exercised through the construction, manipulation and occupation of space. This multi-site exhibition focuses on youth and after school culture as a time of possibility and meaning making in which young people assert how they mark, claim and inhabit their community. It is a project more broadly asking how one influences their environments when they are told they do not have the power to do so.


Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Anique Jordan
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2 – 3 pm
Online Program: Register on Eventbrite
Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Three-Thirty: Curator & Artist Talk
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
3 – 4 pm
Online Program: Register on Eventbrite
Presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery

All programming is free and open to the public. For more programming information, see the DMG website.


Anique Jordan is an artist, writer and curator who looks to answer the question of possibility in everything she creates. As an artist, Jordan works in photography, sculpture and performance often employing the theory of hauntology to challenge historical or dominant narratives and creating, what she calls, impossible images. Jordan has lectured on her artistic and community engaged curatorial practice as a 2017 Canada Seminar speaker at Harvard University and in numerous institutions across the Americas. In 2017 she co-curated the exhibition Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood at the Art Gallery of Ontario. As an artist, she has exhibited in galleries such as Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Art Gallery of Guelph, Doris McCarthy Gallery, the Wedge Collection, Art Gallery of Windsor, Gallery 44, and Y+ Contemporary. She has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships and in 2017 was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist of the Year award. Jordan completed a residency at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), was the 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence at Osgoode Hall Law School and the most recent recipient of the Hnatyshyn Emerging Artist award. Her work appears in public and private collections nationally.

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is a dedicated director, screenwriter and social activist striving to solidify her mark in the world. Kelly has directed music videos, documentaries, narratives and branded content and with her vast experience she has also been invited to be a juror for the Canadian Academy of Film and Television as well as several film festivals. Her work includes award-winning short film Haven (18), which premiered at SXSW as well as winning Audience Choice, in a room full of peers at BAFTA and most recently her two-part short film Black Bodies (20), Marathon (20) which was a response birthed from a viral racial incident that happened to her and three peers in California. With her love for film mixed with her passion for humanitarianism, Kelly was invited to speak at TEDx Youth Toronto 2018 about making change in the world, with a speech entitled “Make Ripples Where You Are” she encourages youth to be global citizens. Kelly’s promising career is steadily on the rise. A self titled afro diasporic impact filmmaker, she uses film to change perspectives, create healing and share powerful stories. She leaves every project she touches impactful and makes sure that even if in a small way it changes the world. Kelly is currently in development for her debut feature film When Morning Comes and series He’s One Of Us.

Aaron Jones is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Toronto. His practice surrounds ideas of self-reflection and character-building, as a way of finding peace. Often using found images, videos and lens-based media, he works with different forms of collage to build characters and spaces that reflect upon the complexities and nuances of his own upbringing. Recent exhibitions include Propped at Oakville Galleries (2017), Under Mine presented by the BAU Collective at 187 Gallery (2017), Ragga NYC at Mercer Union (2018), Bending Towards the Sun at YYZ Outlet (2019) and From the Ground Up at NIA Centre for the Arts (2019). Upcoming exhibitions include Three-Thirty at Doris McCarthy Gallery for the 2020 CONTACT Photography Festival and a solo exhibition at UGLY Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with a BA from OCADU in 2018 and is an active member of the BAU Collective. His work is included in the collections of Ryerson Image Centre and Wedge Curatorial Projects.

Ebti Nabag is a graduate of Ryerson University’s MFA program Documentary Media in Film and Photography. She is a Sudanese-Canadian visual artist who works with photography, video, and installation. She is also a digital and analogue photography instructor. She teams up with galleries and community organizations to deliver visual programs that provide opportunities for creative self-expression and aid in the development of identity. Her personal work is motivated by stories from the average human, and hopes her documentations serve as bridges between people and communities. Her previous exhibitions are Beach 2018, Movement in Tradition: Tobe 2016, Vitiligo 2015.


Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Wednesday, 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 11 to 5 pm.
Admission is free. Open to the public by appointment only. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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