Walk and Talk with Beth Stuart and Jayne Wilkinson

 Image: Beth Stuart, (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet), 2019, public mural commission, Don River Valley Park, Toronto. Photo: Drone Boys.
Image: Beth Stuart, (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet), 2019, public mural commission, Don River Valley Park, Toronto. Photo: Drone Boys.

Join us for a walk and talk with artist Beth Stuart in conversation with Canadian Art’s Editor-in-Chief to celebrate the launch of Stuart’s new public mural commission in the Lower Don Valley.

The event will begin with a 30-minute conversation at Evergreen Brick Works, followed by a short shuttle bus ride and walk along the Lower Don Trail to visit Stuart’s new large-scale mural, Reube (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet).

Walk and Talk with artist Beth Stuart with Jayne Wilkinson

Date: Sunday November 17, 2019

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Meet at Evergreen Brick Works, 2nd Floor

This event is free to attend, but spots are limited.

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This walk and talk is presented in partnership with Canadian Art on the occasion of the magazine’s fall 2019 issue, titled Undoing Painting. This issue explores how art’s histories and hierarchies are being reshaped through contemporary ideas about painting as a flexible, undefined medium. It features a keynote text by Beth Stuart, Lo Strappo, that describes the challenges of contemporary fresco painting and the conditions under which an image becomes bonded to a surface.

About the Mural

Reube (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet) is a densely patterned mural that continues Stuart’s ongoing body of work related to Victorian-era social customs and conventions, and their enduring influence on public life. In particular, Stuart researches the moments in which women have inserted themselves and their work in the development of modernism and the modern city. Reube (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet) is the first mural commissioned as part of Evergreen’s Don River Valley Park Art Program. It will be on view for five years.

About the Speakers

Beth Stuart is a Canadian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She works in an expanding range of media including writing, painting, ceramic, performance, textiles, and sculptural installation. Notable exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Power Plant (Toronto 2018), the Esker Foundation (Calgary 2014), The Painting Project UQUAM (Montreal 2013) and An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries (2018). She is the recipient of numerous residencies, grants, and awards including the RBC Painting Prize, Skowhegan, the Canada Council for the Arts Paris Residency and the Canada Council’s Long-Term Grant for Visual Artists. She is represented by Susan Hobbs where she has a solo exhibition in the fall of 2019.

Jayne Wilkinson is a writer, independent curator and is editor-in-chief at Canadian Art.

About the Don River Valley Park Art Program:

Co-presented by Evergreen with the City of Toronto and TRCA, the Don River Valley Park Art is a series of temporary, site-specific public art projects sited along the Lower Don River, curated by Kari Cwynar.

Dates & Times

Date: November 17, 2019 | 2:00pm–4:00pm

Prices & Fees

Free to attend, please register in advance through Eventbrite.




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