4 JULY - 25 SEPTEMBER 2022
10.00 AM - 07.30 PM
The Blur series (2017-present) brings together photographic portraits transferred with gel to various surfaces, including the architecture of exhibition venues. The transfer technique, a metaphor of movement and change, evokes the story of the artists’ parents, who immigrated from British Guyana to Canada in the late 1960s. Sandra Brewster is interested in the sentimental value of old family photographs and their relationship to memory and the passage of time. She focuses, by exaggerating it, on the materiality of the medium, revealing in particular the imperfections— folds, tears and streaks—left during the installation of the prints. The artist directs her subjects to move while taking their picture, in order to explore complex, layered and fluid experiences of identity.
EXHIBITION CURATOR: GAËLLE MOREL.
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF THE RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE, TORONTO.
Born in Toronto, Canada.
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada
Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist who explores the themes of identity, visibility, memory, and Black representation. The daughter of parents born in British Guyana, she is especially interested in the experiences of Caribbean communities and their relationships to their places of origin. Brewster uses drawing, video, and photography in installations that incorporate the exhibition venue’s architecture. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2022), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2021–2022) and the Or Gallery, Vancouver (2019). In 2022, she will be an artist-in-residence at the Loghaven Artist Residency, Knoxville, Tennessee, and her work will be presented in Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, MCA Chicago (2022-–2023).
Solita foto dal Teatro Antico con la proiezione dell'edizione 2022 dei Rencontres d'Arles
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