Curator Talk: Lisa Myers | Thursday 8 August
Join us for a free Curator Talk featuring Lisa Myers, who will speak about the process of recreating Mike MacDonald's Medicine and Butterfly Garden in Planting one Another, an outdoor installation presented simultaneously at the Woodlands Cultural Centre in Brantford and on the grounds here at KWAG.
Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration based in Toronto and Port Severn. Her curatorial practice considers different kinds of value placed on time, sound, and knowledge. In addition to curatorial work based in Toronto, her projects include four touring exhibitions, wnoondwaamin | we hear them (2016); Recast (2014); the co-curated project Reading the Talk (2014) and Carry Forward (2017) at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, which is presently on tour across Canada.
In her art practice Myers has worked with anthocyanin pigment from blueberries in printmaking, and animation. Her participatory performances involve social gatherings where sharing berries and other food help reflect on place and displacement, and processes of straining and absorbing. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Myers has an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University. Her writing has been published in many exhibition publications, in addition to journals and magazines such as Senses and Society, Public, C Magazine and FUSE Magazine. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
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