On 14 April, 2018, Erika DeFreitas gave a tour of her solo exhibition "like a conjuring. The show ran from 13 April – 19 May 2018.
Erika DeFreitas’ “like a conjuring” is a series of works that considers the relationships that we hold with our history and the authenticity within these narratives. The work was produced during a 2017 production residency at Mississauga Ontario’s historic Bradley House. This saltbox style farmhouse was built in 1830 by the Bradley family - early Loyalist settlers originally from Savannah Georgia. The house was formerly located on the shores of Lake Ontario until 1967 when the house was moved 3km inland. Here the artist explored the site to interrupt and challenge Canadian heritage narratives by using artifacts, photographs, and video to conceptually connect the water of the nearby lake, the history of the land, and the house together.