Into the Wild-erness
with Suzanne Morrissette
Friday, November 4 · 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Art and cultural writer Lucy Lippard opens her book The Lure of the Local with the following definition: “Place for me is the locus of desire”. In this sense, a place is not definitive but rather it can be constituted variably from a myriad of different perspectives. This lecture will explore the place of wilderness as a subject of contemporary art, exemplified through displays of desire in land as a means to observe the power of imagination and images in the creation of our environments.
Suzanne Morrissette is an artist, a curator and a writer. In July 2011 Morrissette received Canada Council Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts funding to complete a two year Curatorial Residency with the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.