Discover Wendy Coburn’s exhibition through a dyke lens with a democratize-the-docent polyvocal tour open to the 2SLGBTQ+ community at Onsite Gallery followed by an afterparty at Sweaty Betty’s with DJ’s Sasha Van Bon Bon, Zab, and other special guests. Presented in conjunction with Fable for Tomorrow: A Survey of Works by Wendy Coburn, curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Seck Langill with video programming by b.h. Yael and Rebecca Garrett.
Onsite Gallery, May 6, 6 – 8 pm &
Sweaty Betty’s, 13 Ossington Ave, 8 pm – late
*Please note this is an in-person and recorded event.*
Wendy Coburn had significant impact on the Canadian art community as an artist, educator and activist who has exhibited internationally. Fable for Tomorrow presents the first survey of Wendy Coburn’s artwork. The exhibition provides an opportunity to bring together four decades of sculpture, installation, photography and video that reveals her ability to sense the pulse of a deep present while asking us to pay attention to other futures. Coburn’s work explores representations of gender, sexualities, everyday objects, material culture, and human/animal relations.
Please note: as Onsite Gallery is part of OCAD University, visitors will be required to answer a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to entering gallery or present their proof of vaccination at the reception. A screenshot of completed questionnaires will be required for entry. In addition, visitors are required to wear masks inside the gallery.
Wendy Coburn (1964–2015) was a Toronto-based artist and art educator whose studio practice included photography, sculpture, installation and video. Her multi-disciplinary work engages concerns such as human relations to land and ecologies, power relations and the construction of differences, popular culture, mental health, gender, whiteness, nationhood, and the role of images in mediating cultural difference. Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries and festivals internationally. At OCAD University, Coburn developed the groundbreaking course “Making Gender: LBGTQ Studio” which seeks to foster greater awareness and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cultures and subcultures.