In The Side Profile Series, Shantel Miller explores complexities within representations of blackness. With a suite of eight oil paintings, Miller portrays young, black men in side profile, as a method to re-contextualize and bring into focus the black body – revealing that each subject depicted is replete with individual characteristics, vulnerabilities, and truths. This body of work crafts a space for exploring notions of the viewer, viewing and the viewed.

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016

Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski ×
Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Desy, 2016

Oil on Linen

20 X 20 inches

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Desy, 2016

Oil on Linen

20 X 20 inches

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Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Olivier, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 X 24 inches

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Olivier, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 X 24 inches

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Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Teekay, 2015

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches


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Teekay, 2015

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches


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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×

Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×
Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Sebastein, 2014

Oil on Wood Panel

24 x 24 inches

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Sebastein, 2014

Oil on Wood Panel

24 x 24 inches

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Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Josh, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches

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Josh, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×

Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×
Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Corey, 2014

Oil on Wood Panel

16 x 20 inches

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Corey, 2014

Oil on Wood Panel

16 x 20 inches

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Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Stefan, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches

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Stefan, 2016

Oil on Wood Panel

18 x 24 inches

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Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski
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Khanya, 2016

Oil on Linen

18 x 24 inches

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Khanya, 2016

Oil on Linen

18 x 24 inches

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski

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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×

Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×
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Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


Photo taken by Yuula Benivolski  ×

Detail shot of The Side Profile Series at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto - 2016


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