VISUAL ART FORUM: Sandra Brewster

Installation view, Sandra Brewster: Blur, July 24, 2019 – September 13, 2020 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Work shown: Untitled (Blur), 2017 - 2019. Essequibo 6, acrylic, photo-based gel transfer on mylar, 2018.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Zoom

Please join us for a FREE talk by Sandra Brewster, presented as part of the Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum.

The Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR) and the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum, a term-long series of free online public lectures by a diverse group of leading contemporary artists and thinkers from Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Visual Art Forum is presented as part of the SCA’s AVAIR program and forms a central element of our studio and seminar classes.

Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. The daughter of Guyanese-born parents, she is especially attuned to the experiences of people of Caribbean heritage and their ongoing relationships with back home. Brewster’s solo exhibition Blur has been featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2019-2020), she is the 2018 recipient of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Prize and her exhibition It’s all a blur… received the Gattuso Prize for outstanding featured exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival 2017.  Currently on view through September 6, 2021, Sandra Brewster: Blur, a special installation project at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Brewster holds a Masters of Visual Studies from University of Toronto and a BFA from York University.

The Visual Art Forum is organized by Kathy Slade in collaboration with SCA Visual Art faculty Sabine Bitter, Raymond Boisjoly, Elspeth Pratt, and Judy Radul.

The Audain Visual Artist in Residence program brings artists and practitioners to Vancouver who have contributed significantly to the field of contemporary art and whose work resonates with local and international visual art discourses. The visiting artists interact with the students and faculty of the School for the Contemporary Arts as well as the broader visual arts and cultural communities. The program is generously funded by the Audain Foundation Endowment Fund.

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

October 01, 2020