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In Conversation: History of Objects

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May 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
UPDATE: The panel is now occurring on Thursday, May 13th, from 7-8pm. Thank you for your understanding!
Art is a conversation – want to talk? In partnership with Artcite Inc., our “In Conversation” series will dive into the works of artists featured in the 2021 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, and the crucial conversations that these works spark for all of us.
On Thursday May 13th at 7pm, register and join us for our third conversation – History of Objects – with curators Ray Cronin and Lucas Cabral, and artists Cora Cluett, Sasha Opeiko, and Lucy Howe. These artists shed new light on the countless objects that fill our spaces. As so many of us spend more and more time in our homes, the sheer amount of stuff around us takes on more and more of an insistent reality. In collaboration with their materials, these artists work with items that have stories to tell and voices of their own, proving that there is more to many objects than initially meets the eye. Through careful consideration, these artists will retell the histories of objects while tying them to the realities of our present.
Ray Cronin is a Nova Scotia-based writer, curator, and editor. He is the author of nine books, including John Greer: Hard Thought (2019, Gaspereau Press) and Maud Lewis: Life & Work (2021, Arts Canada Institute).
Lucas Cabral is an artist, curator, and arts administrator with a background in marketing, communications, community engagement, and strategic planning. Lucas completed his BFA at Western University and has since held positions in public art galleries and service organizations including at Harbourfront Centre, McIntosh Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, AIDS Committee of Durham Region, and Artcite Inc.