On Friday September 6, join us for an artist talk and discussion about the exhibition Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II with three esteemed presenters. Brooklyn-based artist Sara Cwynar will introduce her work, followed by commentary by exhibition curator Jenn Jackson and National Gallery of Canada Associate Curator Jonathan Shaughnessy. Following these remarks, the artist and curators will engage in conversation about the timely themes and context of Gilded Age II, and what these images tell us about the unique cultural moment in which we find ourselves today.
Sara Cwynar is a Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based artist. She holds an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT and a Bachelor of Design from York University, Toronto, ON. She has exhibited internationally, and her artist book Kitsch Encyclopedia was published by Blonde Art Books in 2014. Cwynar is represented by Cooper Cole, Toronto and Foxy Production, New York.
Jenn Jackson is an independent curator and writer based in Vancouver. She has held positions at Alberta College of Art and Design, Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, Presentation House Gallery, and Art Gallery of Alberta. She has written for numerous magazines and catalogues and has an MA in Art History from the University of British Columbia.
Jonathan Shaughnessy is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada where he has organized numerous exhibitions, including several Canadian Biennials and has contributed to catalogues. He was the curator for Vera Frenkel: Ways of Telling (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and related publication. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.
The following day, September 7 at 3pm, Sara Cwynar and Jenn Jackson will participate in a discussion at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Image: Sara Cwynar, Tracy (Possible to See, Possible to Sell), 2017, pigment print, courtesy the artist, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, and Foxy Production, New York