Artist talk by Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Thursday, November 8
1 – 2 pm
Join us for a free, public talk by Vanessa Dion Fletcher as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and Studio program in the Department of Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.
Food and refreshments will be provided. Students who are attending for the additional or required marks for their courses will need to sign-in upon arrival at the event.