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Minor Monuments: An Interactive Artist Talk with Florence Yee

Florence Yee, PROOF - Chinatown Anti-Displacement Garden, hand embroidered thread on inkjet-printed cotton voile, 51" x 37", 2020.

November 9, 2021 at 6pm

In their exhibition, How to Give Ghosts a Sunburn, Florence Yee looks for alternative approaches to commemoration. Through this interactive, hands-on artist talk, participants will look to their own life for worthy monuments to memory. Florence will share how and why they created the pieces in How to Give Ghosts a Sunburn and facilitate a creative exercise that invites participants to create their own text-based artworks.

There will be an opportunity to share your work at the end of the workshop, but participation will be voluntary.

What you need:

  • Paper (of any type)
  • Your favourite markers
  • Optional: scissors, tape, other drawing materials of your choice

 

This event is free and open to everyone but registration is required. Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and transcription features.

Please click the link to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqde6qqD0sHdydmVcOaSkFs66JVwhyXONv

 

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation and the RBC Emerging Artist Project.

 

Florence Yee is a visual artist and recovering workaholic based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Their practice uses text-based art, sculpture, and textile installation through the intimacy of doubt. Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2020), the Textile Museum of Canada (2020), and the Gardiner Museum (2019), among others. Along with Arezu Salamzadeh, they have co-founded the Chinatown Biennial in 2020. They obtained a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD U.

This exhibition is supported by the RBC Foundation and the RBC Emerging Artist Project.

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