Artist Archive

Blur Art Gallery of Ontario

September 14, 2019

“In her Blur series, Sandra Brewster explores layered experiences of identity — ones that may bridge relationships to Canada and elsewhere, as well as to the present and the past. The artist directs her subjects to move while she takes their picture. Then, using a gel medium, she transfers her image to a new surface, […]

2019 | Work

Token | Contemporary Ongoing

September 14, 2019

“In Token | Contemporary Ongoing, Sandra Brewster re-presents objects selected and transported from various Caribbean geographies and temporalities, projecting them beyond the private and intimate spaces of their belonging. These objects are belongings, possessions. The deliberate and deliberated presence of these object-images bears witness to our movements through time and space. The objects themselves function […]

2019 | Work

It’s all a blur… Georgia Scherman Projects

September 14, 2019

It’s all a blur… is a series of gestural portraits made with photo-based gel transfers. 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 […]

2019 | Work

A Trace | Evidence of time past

May 2, 2017

A Trace | Evidence of time past, Masters of Visual Studies thesis, Art Museum, University of Toronto, March 2017.  Metaphor, materiality, and storytelling is used to reflect on the transition of home, using my family’s migration from Guyana to Toronto as inspiration. Heirloom. a jar containing fruits and currents soaked in rum and wine in […]

2017 | Work

From Life

June 23, 2015

                                 From Life, mixed media on wood, 68x48in., 2015            From Life 2, mixed media on wood, 40x60in., 2015                                      From […]

2015 | Work

Untitled Smiths

January 11, 2015

Untitled Smiths 2011-   Untitled (Smiths), mixed media on wood, 48x60in., 2011     Untitled (Plain Black), mixed media on wood, 48x60in., 2011-12     Untitled (Plain Black 2), mixed media on wood, 18x48in., 2012     Untitled (Whiteout), mixed media on wood, 48x48in., 2014      

2015 | Work

Smith

January 11, 2015

 SMITH 2009 The surname Smith takes up the largest section of a Western telephone directory. Its volume conjures up ideas of sameness, commonality and anonymity as there are so many. In the series I am mocking the notion of a monolithic Black community – of course not all Smiths are related, or look or act […]

2015 | Work

Mohammeds at Alice Yard – Final Exhibition

April 15, 2013

Exhibition and talk… On April 4th I gave a talk and exhibited the work I produced during my time at Alice Yard.   The following images show the exhibition evenings April 4th and 5th.  Some pictures were taken by Rodell Warner.   Panels that were first exhibited during Verse to Converse hung at the entrance. […]

2013 | Uncategorized

Final days in Port of Spain

April 14, 2013

Mohammeds walking the wall… It has been a week since I returned to Toronto from spending  over 2 months at Alice Yard in Trinidad and Tobago.  The images below are of work that I completed while there that contributed to the final installation on April 4th. A mixed media mural of Mohammeds, acrylic, china marker […]

2013 | Uncategorized

Holy Name Convent Annual Art Exhibition • Port of Spain

March 18, 2013

Form 5 and Form 6 students showing their talents The reception for the annual Holy Name Convent art exhibition was on March 18. The students created amazing work that commented on beauty, the environment, fantasy and posible struggles that could be faced as a young woman. They experimented with materials and took some risks. I […]

2013 | Uncategorized