2 October 2019 6pm
Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Michèle Pearson Clarke.
Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and non-members for $15.
RSVP to Sonya Filman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 416.536.1519.
Michèle Pearson Clarke is a Trinidad-born artist, writer and educator who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (2019), LagosPhoto Festival, NG (2018), Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto (2018), Le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2018), ltd los angeles (2018), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016). Based in Toronto, Clarke holds an MSW from the University of Toronto, and in 2015 she received her MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University, where she is currently a contract lecturer. Most recently, Clarke has been awarded the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts 2019 Finalist Artist Prize, and she has been appointed to serve a three-year term as the second Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto.
Image: Michèle Pearson Clarke, Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome), 2018. Courtesy the artist. Installation view: Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art, Royal Ontario Museum, 2018. Photo: Peter Schnobb