Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sandra Brewster, Blur 2, 2016. Gel transfer on paper, 30x22
Sandra Brewster, Blur 2
Sandra Brewster, Blur 3, 2016. Gel transfer on paper, 30x22
Sandra Brewster, Blur 3
Sandra Brewster, Blur 4, 2016. Gel transfer on paper, 30x22
Sandra Brewster, Blur 4
2017 Featured Exhibition

Sandra Brewster
It’s all a blur...

May 5–June 24, 2017
Georgia Scherman Projects
133 Tecumseth St

Winner of the 2017 Gattuso Prize!

It's all a blur... is a series of gestural portraits made with photo-based gel transfers. Sandra Brewster uses the medium as a metaphor for movement or change from one place to another, specifically in reference to the migration of her parents and their peers who left Guyana for Toronto in the late 1960s. Inspired by the preciousness of old photographs and their relationship to time and memory, this series mimics and somewhat exaggerates the physical quality of those photographs by revealing imperfections left by creases, tears, and folds.

Brewster is interested in how change, especially change of location, impacts identity. She relates this work to Dionne Brand’s writing, which explores the complexities involved in forming a sense of self, focusing on that same generation of Caribbeans arriving to Canada. They “come full of ourselves—who we were and are and will become.”

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
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