Fall 2019 Speaker Series: Derek Sullivan, Yam Lau, CARFAC



Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan
Friday, September 27, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre. Admission free

Join us for a talk by exhibiting artist Derek Sullivan. Sullivan employs drawing, sculpture, bookworks and installation to engage with the legacies of modernist art and design. His current solo exhibition at the MacLaren explores what Sullivan describes as “the poetics of distribution,” bringing together sculptural and drawn works that examine how books are printed, assembled and disseminated. Sullivan is a graduate from York University (BFA, 1998) and the University of Guelph (MFA, 2002). His recent solo exhibitions include those at Galerie Antoine Ertaskarin, Montreal; Susan Hobbs, Toronto; Dunlop Gallery, Regina; Oakville Galleries; Modern Fuel, Kingston; and Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris. His work is held in the collections of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston; Art Gallery of York University, Toronto; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Getty Museum Archives and Library, Los Angeles; and the Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others. Sullivan currently resides in Toronto.

Art for Lunch with Yam Lau
Friday, October 25, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre. Admission free

Join us for a talk by exhibiting artist and writer Yam Lau, who will speak on the “women’s script” Nüshu. Yam Lau received his MFA from the University of Alberta and is now based in Toronto where he is an Associate Professor of Painting at York University. He has exhibited widely across Canada, the United States and Europe. Lau’s creative work and research explore new expressions and qualities of space, time and image. His most recent works combine video and computer-generated animation to re-create familiar spaces in varied dimensionalities and perspectives. In addition to his new media work, Lau is actively involved in the local art community and aspects of his practice are designed to solicit community participation. His work is currently on view in the MacLaren group exhibition What is here has echoed.

Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists with Lisa Myers
Friday, November 8, 12:15 to 1:00 pm
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre. Admission free

As an advocacy organization, CARFAC has sought to establish a fee schedule for artists. This information session will share the history, structure and ongoing work of CARFAC National and an overview of CARFAC Ontario’s member services, resources and future programming. This presentation, led by Lisa Myers, will be followed by a Q&A. Lisa Myers is an artist and independent curator whose active practice and research contributes to her work as an Assistant Professor at York University. She also volunteers on the board of directors for CARFAC Ontario and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation.

Image credits: Derek Sullivan. Photo: André Beneteau (left); Yam Lau. Photo: André Beneteau (middle); Demonstration at AGO in April 1988, Toronto. Photo courtesy of CARFAC Archives (right)


About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre is the major public art gallery in Central Ontario serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a significant permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art and presents a year-round programme of innovative exhibitions, education activities and special events.

As a registered charity, the MacLaren Art Centre relies on public and private support for its operations and programmes. The MacLaren Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its Members, Patrons, Donors, Sponsors, Partners, the City of Barrie, the Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario, the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and our fall exhibition sponsor Stewart Esten Law.

Gallery Location
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 3M2, 705-721-9696 www.maclarenart.com
From Toronto: From highway 400 north, 90 km north of Toronto, take the Dunlop Street East exit to Mulcaster Street and turn left. The MacLaren is one block north on the right hand at the intersection of Collier Street and Mulcaster Street.

Gallery Admission
Suggested admission $5

Gallery Hours
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wheelchair accessible