Winter Exhibition Opening Celebration
KWAG Members are invited to join us for a Members Preview before this public event from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a guided tour at 6:30 p.m. We ask the members RSVP to Cera Frederiksen at email@example.com.
Public Opening Reception begins at 7:00 p.m., with opening remarks at 7:30 p.m.
Lance Black: A Journey from Clubber to DJ
Lance Black’s journey in the world of electronic music is a story of passion, dedication, and cultural integration. His early years were spent as an enthusiastic clubber, immersed in the beats of legendary DJs like John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia, Chus & Ceballos and Carl Cox. This global pursuit took him from the iconic Guvernment in Toronto to the vibrant clubs of Stereo Montreal, Buenos Aires, Berlin, London, and Barcelona. These experiences not only shaped his musical tastes but also ignited a deep-seated desire to create.
After a decade of global exploration, Lance transitioned from an avid fan to a skilled DJ. His sets are a rich tapestry of electronic genres, reflecting his extensive travels and exposure to diverse club cultures. More than just a performer, Lance has become an advocate for Indigenous communities, blending his electronic beats with cultural innovation. His notable opening performance for Sila & Rise at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in 2017 was a testament to his unique style and commitment to cultural diversity.
A pivotal moment in Lance’s career was in 2022 when he curated the music for Project Warrior, an Indigenous Men’s Fashion show in Timmins. This event was not just a showcase of fashion but a powerful statement on empowering Indigenous Men’s Wellness. Lance’s music selection for Project Warrior was carefully crafted to complement and elevate the event’s themes, demonstrating his deep understanding of the power of music as a tool for cultural expression.
Lance’s influence extends beyond big stages and into the heart of Toronto’s local scene. He’s played in local bars, connecting intimately with his friends. Each performance is a journey through his life experiences, a blend of global electronic sounds, and a celebration of cultural diversity.
As an artist, Lance Black continues to evolve, pushing the boundaries of electronic music while honouring his roots. From a clubber to a DJ and cultural innovator, Lance’s story is a compelling narrative of transformation, united by a deep-rooted love for music and a profound commitment to cultural diversity.
1) Courtesy of the Artist.
2) Meghan Price, Every Body is Moving, 2015-ongoing. Postcards from the collection of the Artist. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Meghan Price and United Contemporary. © Meghan Price.
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