After AA...Looking for L(e/a)na Panel Discussion

September 23, 2021 @ 7:00PM

Online only via Zoom.


Webinar ID: 846 7842 9636

Passcode: AfterAA


In conjunction with the main gallery exhibition After AA…Looking for L(e/a)na: Aesthetics, Appropriation, Allyship and Agency, artist Kiera Boult, playwright Kalale Dalton-Lutale and writer Cason Sharpe will engage in a conversation surrounding Sharpe's exhibition text and bell hooks' Selling Hot Pussy to explore the central themes of the exhibition.


Panelists:

Cason Sharpe is a writer currently based in Toronto. His fiction and criticism has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine, Brick, PRISM International, and the Hart House Review, among others. His first collection of stories, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness, was published by Metatron Press in 2017. Named a Queer Writer to Watch by THIS Magazine, Cason has presented work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Book Fair, the Prarie Art Book Fair, and the Hamilton Film Festival. He is currently at work on a book of experimental criticism.

Kalale Dalton-Lutale is a Black queer playwright and performer originally from Tkaronto/Toronto. Her work embraces experimentation, mothers, loss and pop culture. Her plays include Pinky Swear (Geordie Productions, nominated for a Tom henry Award, directed by Mike Payette 2017), Crybaby (presented by Black Theatre Workshop and Playwrights Workshop Montreal, directed by Jesse Stong 2019), When We Were Young (Geordie Productions Festival Reading, directed by Dean Flemming 2019), and i am entitled to rest (New Words Festival Directer by Murdoch Schon, 2019), and Habibi’s Angels et la commission impossible (Talisman, directed by Sohpie Gee). Kalale is graduate from the National Theatre school of Canada.

Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, Ontario. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, 7a*11D’s 7a*md8 – ONLINE and Life of a Crap Head’s Doored. Boult appears in the recent Chroma Issue of Canadian Art. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.