Sunday, April 17, 2016 | 2 PM
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
In conjunction with his solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, Over a distance between one and many, Raymond Boisjoly discusses this new body of work in an afternoon conversation with guest curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan. Contextualizing Boisjoly’s artistic practice, the talk will address notions of inter-cultural transmission, Indigeneity and transformation as well as the unsteady role of imaging and communication technologies.
Raymond Boisjoly is an Indigenous artist of Haida descent based in Vancouver, Canada. His practice concerns the deployment of images, objects and materials in and as Indigenous art. A reflexive approach is used to foreground the discourses which frame and delimit the work produced by Indigenous artists. Boisjoly has been included in exhibitions and projects at SITE Santa Fe, Triangle France (Marseille), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Power Plant (Toronto) and Presentation House Gallery (North Vancouver). Boisjoly is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
Sarah Robayo Sheridan is the Curator of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Specialized in the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art, she has worked in a variety of non-profit galleries, museums and festivals both in Canada and internationally. In addition to publishing on contemporary art, she also teaches curatorial studies. Her independent research has received recognition from the Canada Council for the Arts. She holds an MA Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.