April 4, 2018
c magazine auction
Lot 49
Anique Jordan

Sixth Company Battalion - Mom
2 of 3
45.5 x 33.25”
Estimate $5,000
Framed by Superframe

Courtesy of the artist

Anique Jordan’s series Sixth Company Battalion portrays the elder women of her family in uniform, recalling the enslaved Black people who fought as Loyalists in the war of 1812. Examples of what Jordan calls “impossible images,” these portraits simultaneously question, reveal and queer Canadian history, while disrupting colonial aesthetics. Jordan has lectured and exhibited across North America, and her work is found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Guelph, Doris McCarthy Gallery (Scarborough), and the Wedge Collection. She is the Executive Director of Whippersnapper Gallery and co-curator of Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2017 Jordan received the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.