Artist Nancy Friedland in Conversation with writer and composer David Jager

Saturday March 14, 2-4pm
Free admission
Location: Samara Contemporary, 156 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market, Toronto  | @samara_contemporary


Please join us in an insightful conversation between artist Nancy Friedland and writer and composer David Jager as they discuss the various stages of the artists process, from thought to creation. Hear both Friedland and Jager discuss the many moments that have inspired these deeply unique and strong paintings in a casual atmosphere.

This special event is part of Friedland current solo exhibition titled Between Dog and Wolf, which closes March 22nd.

About the exhibition:
For this solo exhibition, Friedland’s paintings consider light as a portal, whether emanating from a street lamp or from one’s living room. The simplicity and abstraction with which light has the ability to change a scene is a technique Friedland explores in order to craft the delicate narratives within her work.

About Nancy Friedland:
Nancy Friedland is an artist whose work thematically investigates narrative, nature, landscape, and loss. After studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design, she completed her MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Sir Edmund Walker Scholar. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2012 she presented a solo show of her series VIGIL in Toronto and has participated in group exhibitions in Calgary and New York City. Her work has been shown in public and private institutions across Canada, the US, and in Japan. In 2016 she showed her most recent body of work CONSTELLATIONS at Circuit Gallery in Toronto. She currently lives and works in Toronto.

About David Jager: @davidhiroshijager
David Jager is a writer, musician and composer living in Toronto. During his thirteen year tenure at NOW magazine he wrote over two hundred reviews of contemporary art shows all over the GTA, as well as several artist features and cover stories for both Now Magazine and Canadian Art. As a musician he is a long standing member of Montreal Ska legends ‘The Kingpins’ and can be heard on their signature album, ‘Let’s Go To Work’. David has also worked as an arranger and pianist for numerous local theatre and comedy ventures, including ground breaking burlesque troupe The Scandelles. His original musical about the life of counter tenor Klaus Nomi: Get To Nomi, was premiered at New York City’s La Mama Theatre in 2016. He has since written two more musicals and a screenplay. David lives in Toronto with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Kismet, and is currently completing his doctorate at the faculty of music at the University of Toronto.