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Gallery 1
Sandra Brewster
from October 3rd 2020 to December 12th 2020
Solo Exhibition of Sandra Brewster

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Sandra Brewster has exhibited widely across Canada and the US, including a recent solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has also featured in group exhibits, such as What Carries us: Newfoundland and Labrador in the Black Atlantic, the first diasporic Guyanese art exhibit, Un|Fixed Homeland, as well as in exhibits in the Caribbean and across the continent – Lagos, Addis Ababa, and Cape Town. Her practice visualizes the Black diaspora, at home and abroad.
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Gallery 2
Art à emporter ! / Art to takeout!
from October 6th 2020 to October 24th 2020
Journées de la Culture 2020

For the Journées de la Culture, OPTICA offers Takeout Art kit, a free creative kit to experiment from home. The Creative Kit allows young audiences to learn more about the artistic practice of Sandra Brewster, an artist from Toronto whose works will be exhibited at OPTICA this fall. Inspired by the Blur photographic series, the kit provides an introduction to the based gel transfer technique the artist uses in many of her works. On the menu: the equipment necessary for carrying out their own gel transfer, a virtual tutorial to guide participants through the various stages of carrying out the transfer, practical information and small fun activities.
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from October 3rd 2020 to December 12th 2020
Reopening of OPTICA and health guidelines

We are pleased to announce that OPTICA has reopened its gallery for regular activities!
Starting October 3, 2020, OPTICA is presenting a monographic exhibition by artist Sandra Brewster (Toronto).
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from June 21st 2020 to August 11th 2020
Solidarity

OPTICA wishes to express its solidarity to the Afro-descending community and to all those who experience racism on a daily basis. We also denounce all forms of police brutality. Cultural organizations, by their very mandate, are likely to play a key role in interpreting the struggle against racism, for they are bearers of and witnesses to a collective conscience. Through art, they have the capacity to raise and stimulate public awareness around values and principles, since the works not only convey ideas, but open up avenues for reflection. For millennia, art has helped to better understand the world arising before us.
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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 will also be 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 October 3rd 2020 to December 12th 2020
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 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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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