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Gallery 1
Sandra Brewster
from October 3rd 2020 to February 13th 2021
Works from series:
Smith
Blur

Video:
Walk on by


**IMPORTANT NOTICE**In the wake of the current context, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, OPTICA follows the new health guidelines from the Santé publique. We would like to inform you that the exhibition is closed until further notice. Visit our website and our social networks to find out about developments in view of an reopening. By then, take care!
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Gallery 2
Activité en cours_Art pour emporter ! / Current activity_Takeout Art!
from November 17th 2020 to February 13th 2021

Free Takeout Art creative kits are available for pick up at OPTICA until February 13, 2021. Through a series of creative activities, children can learn more about artist Sandra Brewster’s art practice, which is part of the current confined exhibition at OPTICA. Inspired by the photo-based installation Blur, the kit provides an opportunity to experiment with the gel transfer technique that the artist uses in many of her artworks. The kit includes an activity booklet, the material needed to complete your own image transfer, printed step-by-step instructions and a virtual tutorial to guide participants through the various steps involved in completing the transfer. Here is a great opportunity to spend time and create as a family at the beginning of the New Year while discovering the work of a current artist.
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Gallery 2
Sandra Brewster, Nalini Mohabir, Opuscule et entretien vidéo
| Sandra Brewster, Nalini Mohabir, Opuscule and Video discussion

from December 2nd 2020 to December 2nd 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandra Brewster’s exhibition will be confined until further notice.

But as we cannot present the works in the gallery, OPTICA is launching a new publishing format in the form of a mini-catalogue, both in print and digitally, comprising an exhibition text, a selection of images, a biography, a selective bibliography, and a gallery layout. We would hereby like to share a digital version of the brochure documenting Sandra Brewster’s exhibition titled Works from series: Smith, Blur, Video: Walk on by, including a text by author Nalini Mohabir, assistant professor in postcolonial geographies at Concordia University.
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Avec / With Sophie Bélair Clément, Rebecca Belmore, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Marie-Ève Charron, Sorel Cohen, Raphaëlle de Groot, Philippe Dumaine, Vera Frenkel, Andrea Geyer, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Clara Gutsche, Rashid Johnson, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Suzy Lake, arkadi lavoie lachapelle, Maryse Larivière, Emmanuelle Léonard, Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Wanda Nanibush, Abdi Osman, Camal Pirbhai, Claire Savoie, Johanne Sloan, Jana Sterbak, Thérèse St-Gelais, Camille Turner, Rinaldo Walcott, Giovanna Zapperi.
from March 15th 2019 to March 23rd 2019
Montreal and Toronto Launched, new publication: ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!

NEW PUBLICATION
ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!
Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
Montreal and Toronto book launches
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Directrices du projet : Lynn Hughes, Marie-Josée Lafortune.
Auteurs : Lynne Bell, Joan Borsa, Tim Clark, Curtis J. Collins, Jean Dubois, Guy Sioui Durand, Vera Frenkel, Amy Gogarty, Nicole Jolicoeur, Johanne Lamoureux, Patrice Loubier, Mireille Perron, Christine Ross. Lynn Hugues, Marie-Josée Lafortune (préface).

December 19th 2019

Published in 2001 by OPTICA, centre d'art contemporain, the book Creative Con/Fusions : Interdisciplinary Practices in Contemporary Art is now available in its entirety in a digital version. It is also possible to consult it in the collections of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and e-artexte. The volume addresses questions about the multidisciplinary approach that remain current and that over the years have become more assertive.
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Sandra Brewster
from May 5th 2020 to February 13th 2021
Audio and video discussion in preview of the solo exhibition of the Toronto artist Sandra Brewster

The latest solo exhibition of Sandra Brewster, Blur, was on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario until March 14, when the museum closed to the public. The exhibition has since been confined within the gallery walls. From November 24 (originally planned on October 3), OPTICA will present in its two gallery spaces a monographic exhibition of Sandra Brewster which will include this recent series, Blur (2017-2019) as well as other series.
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Allysha Larsen, Estelle Bonetto, Jeff Morton, Jesse Fulcher Gagnon
from November 4th 2020 to December 11th 2020

As part of Mentorat et visibilité program, le Conseil culturel fransaskois located in Regina, has developed a two-year mentoring project with a group of artists. Since spring 2019, they have been called upon to define, adapt and push artistic boundaries through regular mentoring sessions led by artist Serge Murphy.
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New

ARCHI-FÉMINISTES!
Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories

Optica, Montreal, 2019.
160 p., 15,8 x 23,18 cm.
ISBN 978-2-922085-15-0
Texts in French and English
35$ or 42.74$ shipping included