Toronto artist Sandra Brewster foregrounds Black diasporic experience in her multidisciplinary practice. Born to parents who emigrated from Guyana to Toronto in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Brewster examines the effects of migration on her family and other individuals of Caribbean and African descent in her community. Working with photography, video, drawing, and painting, she uncovers the complexities of diasporic identities while challenging fixed notions of Blackness. This exhibition features works made by Brewster over the past fifteen years, from her early charcoal drawings to the photo-based gel transfers that comprise her widely acclaimed recent series Blur, 2017–19. Through her highly evocative and multilayered images, Brewster reveals how her subjects are shaped by memories, stories, and histories that encompass great spans of distance and time.
Click here to read the essay that accompanies this online exhibition.