AA303, Arts & Administration Building, U of T Scarborough
  • October 31, 2023 - 1 – 2 pm

Artist Talk by Erika DeFreitas

Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2023-2024: Placemaking, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Erika DeFreitas will speak about her interdisciplinary practice, including the works currently on exhibition at the Doris McCarthy Gallery as part of the her solo exhibition it’s because of the shimmer, the verge, and the yet.

Erika DeFreitas’s body of work includes performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, drawing and writing. Placing emphasis on gesture, process, the body, documentation and paranormal phenomena, DeFreitas mines concepts of loss, post-memory, legacy and objecthood. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg; Gallery TPW, Toronto; Project Row Houses and the Museum of African American Culture, Houston; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Erika is based in Scarborough, ON.

This talk will take place talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Registration required. If you have accommodation needs, please let us know through the registration form or contact dmg.utsc@utoronto.ca.

U of T Scarborough students attending for course credit should register through CLNx rather than Eventbrite.

This talk is part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery & Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough. This semester's series addresses placemaking, and the process of building community, defining place, and keeping culture alive through art.

This is a seated event. The classroom is wheelchair accessible.