Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Art House Café Lecture Series

Art House Café Lecture Series
January 18th, 2013 at 7pm
Speaker: Devon Smither, PhD candidate in Art at University of Toronto presents "Too Close for Comfort: Realism, Photography and the Nude in Modern Canadian Art"
Hosted by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in the Periodicals reading room of the Grimsby Public Library.
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

Admission is Free!
Light refreshments will be served


The Art House Café Lecture Series promotes the ideas of young and emerging scholars from regional universities and provides an opportunity for them to present their research through lectures in a Parisian café ambiance that encourages sharing inspiration and cultivating ideas.
The second lecture in this new series will be presented on 18 January 2013 at 7pm by Ms. Devon Smither, a PhD candidate, Department of Art at the University of Toronto. Smither's talk, "Too Close for Comfort: Realism, Photography and the Nude in Modern Canadian Art" will explore the controversy that surrounded the nude genre in Canada in the early twentieth century and address how the influence of photography's realism on painting challenged the genre during the interwar period.

Devon Smither specializes in the study of modern visual culture, with an emphasis on the intersections of gender, modernity and artistic practice in Canada, the United States and Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Smither completed a BA with Distinction at the University of Alberta (2003) and a Master's degree in Art History at the University of British Columbia (2010).

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to acknowledge the partnership of the Grimsby Public Library and the generous sponsorship of the Niagara Neighbourhood New Idea Fund, as well as private donations made in memory of Edith and Pat Brown. The Series is also sponsored by Mrs. Lenore Kummel, Dr. Andy Lam, Dr. Donald G. Smith, Dr. Elizabeth Shoemaker and Phelps Homes Ltd.

Please RSVP by 16 January to gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca or 905-945-3246 as seating is limited.

For more information contact:
Maeve Hanna, Project Coordinator or Brigitte Huard, Education and Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
(904) 945 3246
gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca

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