Self-taught artist Tau Lewis constructs sculptural portraits using found materials and objects sourced from urban and rural landscapes. She connects these acts of repurposing and collecting with diasporic experience and Black bodies. Her portraits are recuperative gestures that counter persistent tendencies to erase or peripheralize Black artists and narratives within Canadian art and history.
On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7pm, Lewis will give an artist talk titled “Magic in Limitation” presented in conjunction with Wendy Book Club - session two of our 2017 Summer Institute research program, lead by Walter Scott and Niki Little. More info here.