In this workshop participants will come together with artist Erika DeFreitas to discuss some of the relationships between gesture, the body, and the photograph. DeFreitas will begin with a short artist talk where she will introduce her work and highlight her use of gesture within her practice, she will address key components of her process, and share sources of inspiration – both written and visual. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a safe space to have open and generous conversation in a critique style. Participants are invited to share a work in process and receive feedback from those in attendance, or they may choose to share an image or text that influences their thinking on the use of gesture and the body in their artistic practice.
Please note: G44 online workshops are currently being offered at a sliding scale with the suggested amounts:
$25 – Non members / $20 – Members / $15 – Non-members/Members with COVID-Reduced Income
Erika DeFreitas is a Scarborough-based artist whose practice includes the use of performance, photography, video, installation, textiles, works on paper, and writing. Placing an emphasis on process, gesture, the body, documentation, and paranormal phenomena, she works through attempts to understand concepts of loss, post-
memory, inheritance, and objecthood. DeFreitas’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the TFVA 2016 Finalist Artist Prize, the 2016 John Hartman Award, and longlisted for the 2017 Sobey Art Award. DeFreitas holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.