Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:00pm to 7:00pm
About this Event
500 Wilson Blvd Rochester, NY 14627
Sandra Brewster’s gestural portraits made with photo-based gel transfers function as a metaphor for movement or change from one place to another, specifically in reference to the migration of the artist’s parents and their peers
who left Guyana for Toronto in the late 1960s.
Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. She engages with themes including identity, representation, and memory, centering a Black presence. Her meditations on being and place are expressed within her drawings, video, and photo-based mixed media works.
Artist Talk: February 2 at 5 p.m.
Part of the 2021–22 Sawyer Seminar series “Unbordering Migration in the Americas,” an interdisciplinary exploration into the movement of peoples in the Western Hemisphere, both past and present, with an emphasis on issues of social justice. Supported by an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by the University of Rochester’s Humanities Center and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.