Carry Forward / Post Script Publication Launch & Panel Discussion


Carry Forward / Post Script Publication Launch & Panel Discussion

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Join us via Zoom on Thursday 13 May at 7:00pm ET for a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of Carry Forward / Post Script, KWAG’s latest publication.

Moderated by KWAG Senior Curator Crystal Mowry, this virtual discussion features curator Lisa Myers and artists Deanna Bowen and Jamelie Hassan.

Please click here to register in advance for this event via Zoom.

Carry Forward / Post Script is an eclectic collection of critical essays, stories, and images convened to complement two related exhibitions curated by Lisa Myers and organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Carry Forward (2017) and Post Script (2018).

To purchase your copy of Carry Forward / Post Script, please email Senior Curator Crystal Mowry at Orders will begin shipping the first week of May 2021.

Carry Forward / Post Script is published in partnership with the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


Montreal-based artist Deanna Bowen makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures to define the Black body and trace its presence and movement in place and time. In recent years, her work has involved a rigorous examination of her family lineage and their connections to the Black Prairie pioneers of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Creek Negroes and All-Black towns of Oklahoma, the extended Kentucky/Kansas Exoduster migrations, and the Ku Klux Klan. The artistic products of this research have been presented at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (2020-21), Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017), the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2016), the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2015), and the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2013). Her works and interventionist practice have garnered significant critical regard internationally. She has received several awards in support of her artistic practice including a Canada Council New Chapter Grant (2017), Ontario Arts Council Media Arts Grant (2017), and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2016). Her writings and artworks have appeared in numerous publications including Canadian Art, Transition Magazine, Towards an African-Canadian Art History: Art, Memory, and Resistance, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, PUBLIC Journal, North: New African Canadian Writing – West Coast Line, and FRONT Magazine. In 2020, Bowen was named one of eight winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, an annual award for outstanding contributions to Canadian creativity.

Jamelie Hassan, born in London, Ontario, is a visual artist who is also active as a lecturer, writer, and independent curator. She has organized both national and international programs including Orientalism and Ephemera, a national touring exhibition originally presented at Art Metropole, Toronto, and most recently Dar’a/Full Circle for Artcite Inc. in Windsor, ON. Her work is represented in numerous public collections in Canada and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Library of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt). Recent exhibitions include Here: Contemporary Canadian Art, curated by Swapnaa Tamhane, Aga Khan Museum (2017); Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971–1989, curated by Wanda Nanibush, Art Gallery of Ontario (2016–17); In Order to Join: The Political in a Historical Moment, organized by Museum Abteilberg in Monchengladbach, Germany (2013–14) and Mumbai, India (2015). Recipient of numerous awards, in 2001 she received the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, and in 2018 an honorary doctorate from OCAD University.

Lisa Myers has a Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University. She is a member of Chimnissing, Beausoleil First Nation and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University. She is an internationally recognized artist and curator with a research focus on Contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice, with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Her recent curatorial projects include four touring exhibitions. International recognition of her work includes invitations to participate in exchanges: in 2016, the Canada Council for the Arts invited Myers to participate in a Tri-Nation International Exchange with Indigenous curators from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Canada. This exchange continued with the 2019–20 launch of the anthology Becoming our Future: Global Indigenous Curatorial Practice. Her writing has been published in exhibition publications, art publications, and peer-reviewed anthologies and journals including Reading the Talk, C Magazine, Inuit Art Quarterly, Senses and Society, and Public. Myers’s interdisciplinary collaborations through her diverse art practice include printmaking, animation, and participatory, community-engaged projects. Through socially engaged art, she creates gatherings that respond to place. Her projects often include sharing berries and other foods indigenous to the Great Lakes region; in this way, she shares and reflects on underrepresented histories and knowledge exchange.


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