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The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is pleased to present "Behind My Mask, I Am Secure", a new exhibition by emerging artist Rylan Broadbent.

Broadbent's artistic practice examines the interconnected relationships between object, form, material, and meaning. Objects, like images and language, can hold information; they are utilitarian in their function and also symbols that reference bodies of meaning.

Playing hockey for the first time as an adult, Broadbent was fascinated with how the equipment made him feel. The ritual of shedding street clothes, down to bare skin, and donning an armor of sorts, instilled a sense of being capable, protected, and secure.

"Behind My Mask, I Am Secure" presents a series of ceramic goalie masks that reference art history and personal experiences. As well, they serve as a broader symbol for the masks everyone wears, metaphorical or physical, to present, project, or protect themselves.

This exhibition will be on view from January 27, 2023 - March 11, 2023.