Date: July 03, 2019
Time: 6-7 pm
Join us for our July Art Chat in Nadia Myre: Balancing Acts. Each month students from local universities are leading presentations in the gallery, offering insights and new ways of looking at Myre's work.
Free with admission, by donation Wednesdays after 5 pm
On July 3, we welcome Emily Baker and Pearson Ripley:
Emily Baker is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History and Visual Culture at York University. Her research examines the impact of contemporary Indigenous art practice on the body of historical work belonging to the Western canon of art history, and the ways in which museums and galleries in Canada are working to reconcile relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Pearson Ripley is a non-fiction storyteller working in both still photography and video. Born in San Francisco and raised in North Carolina, Pearson spent much of his life around cameras before finding his way to documentary photography. Social and political concerns direct the focus of his work. His goal is to create honest imagery that still shows an awareness of photography’s subjective nature. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and is currently completing his MFA in Documentary Media at Ryerson University. In 2018, Pearson received Nikon’s inaugural Storyteller’s Scholarship.
This is an ongoing series. Join us again on Wednesday August 7, 6-7 pm