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Talks & Lectures

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Viewpoint Lecture with Artist June Clark

When:
Feb 10, 2023
@
Time:
11:00am
Price:
$10 / $5 Members
Member Discount
Ticket Required
Where:
Museum of Art
Chao Lecture Hall

 

June Clark is an internationally renowned artist. Born in Harlem, New York, she left America for Toronto during the political unrest and riots in New York City in the 1960s. Clark created the installation work Harlem Quilt during a 1996-1997 residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The work is comprised of over 300 individual pieces of fabric each with a black and white photograph taken by Clark in Harlem, representing her coming to terms with returning to New York City. Each fabric piece, sourced from a local Goodwill store in Harlem, is illuminated by a single lightbulb, creating a sense of intimacy and commemoration.

In this Viewpoints Lecture, June Clark will discuss the work Harlem Quilt in the context of her life: her upbringing in Harlem, relocating to Canada, and returning home for an artist residency in New York City.

About June Clark:

June Clark (b.1941) has earned international recognition for her photo-based image works,  installations and nterventions. She has had solo exhibitions at Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto, 2020), the Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, 2018), the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, 1997), The Power Plant (Toronto, 1992), and Mercer Union (Toronto, 1990). Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, 2021, 2016), the Textile Museum (Toronto, 2006), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2004), and Galerie du Jour Agnès b. (Paris, 1994). She has completed residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Ontario College of Art and Design, among others.

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