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'Strain to Absorb' Pigment Making Workshop

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Doris McCarthy Gallery

1265 Military Trail

Toronto, ON M1C 1A4

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Led by Lisa Myers and Shored Up Collective, this free workshop will explore the pigments in plants and fruit from areas around Scarborough that have oral or written Indigenous histories -- histories often not as widely known. Using these colours, participants will create inks for printmaking and painting. No previous experience necessary, all materials will be supplied.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Presented in conjuction with the Doris McCarthy Gallery exhibition 'Unsettling'.

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

‘Unsettling’
September 5 – October 21, 2017
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough

Works by Basil AlZeri, Lori Blondeau, Duorama (Paul Couillard & Ed Johnson), Terrance Houle, Lisa Myers

Curated by Bojana Videkanic

‘Unsettling’ seeks to trouble the narrative of the 150th anniversary of Canada by presenting alternate stories of national identity. The artists in ‘Unsettling’ offer subtle and not so subtle gestures of reversal, of questioning, of disturbance, inviting viewers to pause and think about the space and place they occupy. The exhibition explores themes ranging from the Indigenous history of Scarborough to the proliferation of Modernism, from immigration to urban sprawl, and the underlying tensions between ecology and human intervention, with works that stand perhaps in opposition to presumptive understandings of what Canada is, and the land on which we live.

Generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts and U of T's Affinity Partner TD Insurance.

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