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Sandra Brewster and Canisia Lubrin in Conversation

Sandra Brewster and Canisia Lubrin

Left: Sandra Brewster, photo by Jalani Morgan; right: Canisia Lubrin

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Sandra Brewster and Canisia Lubrin in Conversation

Wednesday October 2, 2019

Join artist Sandra Brewster in conversation with writer Canisia Lubrin on the occasion of  Brewster’s AGO exhibition, Sandra Brewster: Blur.

Sandra Brewster is a 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 YYZ in Toronto (September 2019), Or Gallery in Vancouver (June 2019), and A Space Gallery in Toronto (2019).  She received a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto in 2017.  Her exhibition Sandra Brewster: Blur is presently showing in the Mary & Harry Jackman Gallery of the AGO until March 2020.

 

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, critic and teacher published and anthologized internationally, including translations of her work into Spanish and Italian. Her writing has been a finalist for the Toronto Book Award, the bp Nichol award, and the Raymond Souster award. Her writings have been long-list finalists for the Journey Prize, Gerald Lampert, and the Pat Lowther award and received York University’s President’s Prize in poetry and Sylvia Ellen Hersch Memorial award. Lubrin has collaborated on numerous cross-disciplinary and inter-arts projects, including for theatre, TV and in music. She is the author of the poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis (2017), named a CBC Best Book and, the forthcoming, The Dyzgraphxst (McClelland & Stewart, 2020). Lubrin is the fall 2019 Writer-In-Residence at Queen’s University and poetry faculty at the Banff Centre for the Emerging Writers Intensive. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph.

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