Come visit SFU Gallery for a short introduction to the gallery and the current installation, Lorna Brown's Reading (1990/2015). You will then be encouraged to go on a self-guided walking tour of the SFU Art Collection with our Public Art Guide.
In Reading, a woman commuting on public transit is the subject of a man's gaze while intimately bound to the private space her book provides. Both 'readers' are considered alongside a camera disguised as a book (used by women in public in the early twentieth century), which allows its user to subvert the power dynamic of who’s looking at who.
SFU alumna Lorna Brown is a Vancouver artist, curator and writer. Her work has critically addressed constructions of femininity and desire in image culture, the politics of literacy, institutional manipulations of language, and civic and cultural publicness. A significant advocate for artist-run and public culture, Brown was a founding member of the collective Association for Noncommercial Culture from 1986-1994, the director of Artspeak from 1999-2004, a founding member of Other Sights for Artists' Projects, and is currently Associate Director/Curator at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
This event is FREE to attend. Space is limiited, so be sure to get there early!
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