Saturday, 19 March @ 2pm

Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present Gary Michael Dault in conversation with Diane Landry. Gary Michael Dault is a writer, painter, photographer and art critic. He is the author of a number of books about the visual arts as well as numerous gallery and museum catalogues. Dault has written frequently for Canadian Art and Border Crossings, and, for over a decade, contributed a weekend visual arts review column (Gallery-Going) to The Globe & Mail.

In addition to his art writing, Dault has written for Television (including the six hour miniseries, Inside the Vatican with Sir Peter Ustinov) and for the concert hall (Alice in the Orchestra, Hauntings for Orchestra). He has also published seven books of poetry, the most recent being The Hebdomeros Suite (Exile Editions, 2011).

Over the past three decades, Diane Landry has been concerned with a multidisciplinary practice that investigates the transformative properties of light, sound, and motion. Most widely recognized for her installation projects and performances, Landry's works integrate elements of kinetic sculpture, optical illusion, film, audio, and photography.

Landry has exhibited and performed widely nationally and internationally. Recently, Landry's work was included in the internationally touring exhibition, Oh Canada, organized by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Her works can be found in Canadian and international public and private collections and she has been the recipient of multiple awards, grants and distinctions, including the Giverny Capital Prize and the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015.

This conversation promises to be an insightful discussion of Landry's work from the point view of a critic with an artistic practice.

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