Daytime Exhibition Tour: Timothy Yanick Hunter + Julia Brown
22 August 2023
Visit our summer exhibitions in Gairloch Gardens and enjoy a free guided tour of Timothy Yanick Hunter's Collapse and Incompletion and Julia Brown's American Vernacular.
Timothy Yanick Hunter | Collapse and Incompletion
across painting, sculpture, video, performance, and installation,
Toronto-based artist Timothy Yanick Hunter views media as a range of
languages that can be drawn upon and experimented with to re-envision
storytelling. This is Hunter's first solo exhibition in a public museum
and presents a new series of installations that investigate historical
material and synthesize physical and digital archives. A nod to notions
of collective and diasporic memory, this exhibition sees Hunter evolve
his work into new forms of multidisciplinary experimentation that
respond to the space and setting of Gairloch Gardens by Lake Ontario.
Collapse and Incompletion is commissioned by Oakville Galleries with the support of Partners in Art.
Julia Brown | American Vernacular
films, paintings, and photography of Baltimore-based artist Julia Brown
have long explored ways of making visible latent social conflicts.
Often employing modes of abstraction, Brown centres on the body as a
boundary between a person and its other, which when crossed can become a
connection or transgression.
With her film American Vernacular, Brown continues this investigation. In six scenes, set in period rooms, pairs enact the functions of historical “Black Americana" or “Black Collectible" objects. Popularized beginning in the early 20th century, after the end of legal slavery, these mass-produced decor items depict Black people as collectible household implements. In Brown's film, these objects are reanimated within relationships, and the actors alternate in embodying the objects and the objects' handlers. These acts of personification unveil the fantasies, desires, and violence embedded in the racial imaginary that persists to this day.
This exhibition tour is free. Advance registration on Eventbrite is required.
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville