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Sandra Brewster: Precious Sense at Hartnett Gallery

Exhibition Dates, Locations, & Links

Online Preview: Begins January 18 (Visit

In Person Exhibition: February 2 – February 19 (Hartnett Gallery, 204 Wilson Commons)

Artist Talk: February 3 at 5:30PM (Humanities Center, Conference Room D – If necessary, this event will take place on Zoom)


The Hartnett Gallery is pleased to present Sandra Brewster’s Precious Sense, an exhibition of new and recent works that are part of the artist’s acclaimed Blur series. The exhibited portraits allude to her parents and peers’ migration from Guyana to Canada in the late 1960s and the echoes that these events continue to emit. The exhibition is presented as part of the UR’s 2021-2022 Mellon Sawyer Seminar series, “Unbordering Migration in the Americas.”

Sandra Brewster is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. In video, drawing, and photo-based mixed media, her work engages questions of identity, representation, and memory, centering a Black presence. Recent solo exhibitions include Blur at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2019/20), Token | Contemporary Ongoing at A Space Gallery in Toronto, Or Gallery in Vancouver, and the Art Gallery of Guelph. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She was the 2018 recipient of the Artist Prize from Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. She is represented by the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.


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