Artist Talk – Sally McKay

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Sally McKay is an artist, curator, art writer and educator based in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds a PhD from York University with a focus on neuroaesthetics in Art History and Visual Culture. Her art and research deal with cognition, consciousness and social structures at the intersections of art and science. She works in performance, installation and digital media and frequently collaborates on art projects with her partner, Von Bark.

Sally currently serves as co-chair of the board at Hamilton Artists Inc., as well as researching, writing, editing, grant-writing, coaching, consulting, conducting workshops, working on freelance projects and making art. From 2012-2018, she taught full time on a series of contractually limited appointments at McMaster University. From 1997-2003, she was co-editor of Lola Magazine in Toronto, which which she also co-founded.

Visit to learn more about Sally’s work.

Tuesday, April 23 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.


Artist Talk – Colin Lyons

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Colin Lyons was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1985, and grew up in Petrolia: ‘Canada’s original oil boomtown’. This experience has fueled his interests in industrial ruins and sacrificial landscapes. Fusing sculpture, printmaking, and site-specific installation, his work employs the chemistry of printmaking as a re-enactment of the boom and bust cycles of industrial economies. These projects consider
preservation in an age of planned obsolescence and resource depletion, and reflect on issues around geo-engineering, urban renewal and brownfield rehabilitation practices.

Colin received his BFA from Mount Allison University (2007) and MFA in printmaking from University of Alberta (2012). His work has been shown in 25 solo exhibitions across Canada and the United States, as well as in group exhibitions internationally. In 2016, he was awarded the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking (The University of Iowa), and in 2013 he participated in the Kala Art Institute Fellowship (Berkeley, CA).

He currently lives in Binghamton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Binghamton University (SUNY).

Visit to learn more about Colin’s work.

Monday, June 3 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.


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