Erika DeFreitas: compositions on a colourless blue Workshop
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE: 10:00-11:15 am | 136 ARTlab, UM
Presented in partnership with 1JustCity. In conjunction with Introduction to Art 2A
Learn the basics of conceptual art with Erika DeFreitas! Following a short artist talk, attendees are invited to reflect on and respond to prompts from her work, compositions on a colourless blue, currently on exhibit at the School of Art Gallery as part of the group exhibition, The Performance of Shadows.
Erika DeFreitas’s multidisciplinary practice includes performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, drawing and writing. Placing emphasis on gesture, process, the body, documentation and paranormal phenomena, DeFreitas mines concepts of loss, post-memory, legacy and objecthood. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg; Gallery TPW, Toronto; Project Row Houses and the Museum of African American Culture, Houston; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita. She is a recipient of the 2016 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Finalist Artist Prize, the 2016 John Hartman Award, and was longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.