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CUAG in Conversation: Meryl McMaster and Steven Loft

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Please join us for a conversation between Meryl McMaster and Steven Loft, in conjunction with the exhibition Meryl McMaster: Confluence. They will be discussing the artist’s explorations of identity, representation, storytelling, and the environment through photographic self-portraiture.

Meryl McMaster is a Canadian-based artist and a graduate in photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her artistic practice begins with photography, evoking a journey that follows a path of self-discovery. She is interested in exploring questions of how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history, and culture. McMaster is the recipient of the Canon Canada Prize, the Nora E. Vaughan Award, the Design Medal from OCAD, the Vistek Photography Award, Heartline Pictures Award, and SNAP!Stars TD Award.

Steven Loft is a Mohawk of the Six Nations with Jewish heritage. He is currently Coordinator, Aboriginal Arts Office with the Canada Council for the Arts. A curator, scholar, writer, and media artist, in 2010 he was named Trudeau National Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University in Toronto. Loft has also held positions as Curator-In-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery (Winnipeg); Aboriginal Curator at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Producer and Artistic Director of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (Hamilton). He has curated group and solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally; written extensively for magazines, catalogues, and arts publications, and lectured widely in Canada and internationally. Loft co-edited the books Transference, Technology, Tradition: Aboriginal Media and New Media Art (Banff Centre Press, 2005) and Coded Territories: Indigenous Pathways in New Media (University of Calgary Press, 2014).
 
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
 
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.

CUAG Artist Talk: Maura Doyle

Monday, 20 June 2016, 6:00 p.m.

 
Join artist Maura Doyle for a talk and walk-through of the exhibition Maura Doyle: the Vessel, that with fugitive Articulation answer’d, how deep is your love?. In the newest iteration of our Collection Invitational exhibition series, Doyle selected a number of pre-Columbian pots from Carleton University’s collection and over repeated visits, communed with them, meditating with a focus on a single sense (sight, touch and sound) for each sitting. Hear how Doyle considers the vessel, a hollow form with a hole, and how we come to know it through interaction and use, representation, and museum display.

Maura Doyle lives and works in Ottawa. Her multidisciplinary practice has included video, ceramics, sculpture, book works, printed matter, and drawing. Her recent work focuses on the medium of clay, prehistoric pottery, and processes, which includes the traditional techniques of hand building and open flame firing. Her work has been exhibited across Canada in artist-run centres and art institutions, as well as internationally in New York, Japan, Sweden, and Vienna. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.
 
Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
 
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 5:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the visitor parking in the P18 parkade.