Artist Talk with Sandra Brewster
Join us for an engaging public conversation between artist Sandra Brewster and Kimberly Juanita Brown, Elizabeth C. Small Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies. The talk will center on the Museum’s new acquisition Blur 1 (2) within the larger context of Brewster’s artistic practice, which explores migration across the Black Diaspora.
Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad. A recipient of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Prize (2018) and the Gattuso Prize for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2017), Brewster has been recognized for her community-based practice that centres a Black presence located in Canada. 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. Recent solo exhibitions include Blur at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2019/20) and the upcoming Blur at the Harnett Gallery, University of Rochester (2022). Brewster holds a BFA from York University and a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.
The conversation will be followed by a Q & A with the audience and will be recorded. Free and open to the public by advance registration on Zoom.
Co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, McCullough Center for Global Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Studio Art Department, Department of Gender Studies, and Program of Africana Studies.