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Clutter / Collaborator: A Poster-Making Workshop with Lauren Prousky
Tue April 6 @ 18:00 - 19:00
In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how our things – our collections, our prized possessions, our family heirlooms and our clutter – inform our senses of self. This discussion will be framed around a celebration for our things and the ways in which they remind and commemorate the moments and people we hold dear. To accompany the discussion, Lauren will guide participants in creating their own temporary, found object sculptures from the “stuff” that make our spaces worth inhabiting.
Please note that this workshop requires participants to gather objects in their spaces, so you may want to prepare accordingly if the space you are joining from is not your primary residence. Following the workshop, participants will have the option to send an image of their sculpture to Lauren, which will then be compiled into a free, fold-out poster that will be sent to them in the weeks following the event (Canadian mailing addresses only).
About the Artist:
Lauren Prousky is an artist, curator, writer, and arts administrator based in Kitchener-Waterloo. She received her MFA from the University of Waterloo and her BFA from Concordia University in Studio Art and English Literature. She has exhibited her work around Canada, occasionally elsewhere, and has done residencies in Iceland, British Columbia, and Brooklyn, NY. Lauren recently spoke at the 2020 UAAC (Universities Art Association of Canada) conference and completed a contract as the assistant curator of Gallery Stratford.
Lauren’s ongoing exhibition with the Museum of Jewish Montreal, To build tiny monuments is to gather what’s there, is on view on Instagram @mjm_laurenprousky, with new works added every Wednesday until May 5.
Click here to view the accompanying exhibition text and supplementary resources for To build tiny monuments is to gather what’s there.
Please note that this event is free and will take place over Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite. Participants will receive the Zoom link before the event begins.