“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, capturing changes in the creases and tears and empty spaces where ink does not adhere. These layered works capture the effect of existing in a state that defies easy categorization. They evoke the self in motion, embodying time and space, and channeling cultures and stories passed down from generation to generation.”

Sandra Brewster: Blur, Mary and Harry Jackman Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, July 24 2019 to March 29 2020

Blur Art Gallery of Ontario | 2019 | Work