New! Master Class: Art Writing with Daisy Desrosiers

Date: February 20, 2021
Times: Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
Fees: $130.00 + HST/$117.00 + HST Gallery MemberMaterials included  
Location: Virtual via Zoom app

In conjunction with Erica DeFreitas: everything she inspires remains, belongs to lightart historian, curator and sometimes writer Daisy Desrosiers will guide participants to consider writing for artists, or their own practice, as part of a creative writing process. Through prompts, readings, video excerpts, and shared examples brought by each participant, the goal is to work together as a cohort that can support, work through, and be a sounding board to each other as we aim to better our writing muscles. By sharing lived experiences, professional and personal, the participants will be invited to contribute their own writings and work reflectively on artistic writing’s potential and process. An original syllabus created by Daisy Desrosiers will accompany this workshop. The exhibition Erica DeFreitas: everything she inspires remains, belongs to light is complemented by a text by Daisy Desrosiers.

Please note: participants will need sign up for Zoom in advance. A link will be provided by email prior to start of the Master Class. 

Daisy Desrosiers is the inaugural Director of Artist Programs at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College in Waterville (Maine, USA). She is an interdisciplinary art historian and independent curator. Her thesis concerns the cultural, post-colonial, and material implications of the use of sugar in contemporary art. She was the guest-critic for the Brooklyn Rail (NY, USA) in May 2020 and curated exhibitions in Canada, the US, and Europe. In 2018, she was the inaugural recipient of the Nicholas Fox Weber curatorial fellowship, affiliated with the Glucksman Museum (Cork, Ireland), as well as a curatorial fellow-in-residence at Art in General (Brooklyn, NY).

Photo credit: G. Souza