We want to hear from you! Join us on Friday, February 19 at 6pm for our livestream and livetweet of the sold-out talk “Close Encounters: Margaret Priest.”
Re-watch the livestream of the talk below:
To celebrate Drawing, Je t’aime, renowned academic and artist Margaret Priest will be giving an intimate lecture in the Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre on the artists whose work has informed and inspired her own practice — and we want you to tweet your questions for Margaret for the Q&A.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Watch the livestream (link below) on Friday, February 19, 6pm – 7:30pm EST.
Post your questions in the Livestream chat feed.
Drawing is a fundamentally philosophical act, an act of faith and a belief in magic. The moment the artist’s first mark literally and metaphorically punctures the surface of a blank sheet of paper – it both affirms and denies that surface – and in so doing, it positions itself at the centre of our consciousness. —Margaret Priest
Through pencil dots, conté dashes, charcoal stumpings, wash scumbles, ink glyphs, hatchings, scratchings and erasures, Margaret Priest invites you to examine the rich materiality and the implied metaphysics found in a group of AGO drawings by artists whose work has informed and inspired her own artistic practice.
Margaret Priest (b.1944 – Tyringham, England) was raised and educated in London, where she received her MFA from the Royal College of Art. She moved to Toronto, Canada in 1976. Known for her drawings and three-dimensional critiques of modernism and the built world, Priest works at the intersections of architecture, design, urban histories and personal memory. Since 1970, she has exhibited in museums and public and private galleries in England, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the USA. Though retired from teaching, she is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph and a visiting lecturer at universities and schools of art and architecture in Canada and the USA.