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Carol Sawyer

The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

October 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016

October 1 2016 – January 8 2017 | Curated by Michelle Jacques | Pollard Gallery 

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive. For more than fifteen years, Vancouver-based Sawyer has been creating photographs, texts, video, and music recitals reconstructing the life and work of genre-blurring, fictional artist Natalie Brettschneider. Brettschneider’s story is enhanced with new chapters inspired by real people and events, focusing on a community of women artists working in Vancouver and Victoria in the 1930’s and 40’s. The project is firmly rooted within the legacies of feminist and institutional critique; for Sawyer, the realm of the fictional is a place where the narrative conventions and certainties of the dominant art historical canon can be questioned and challenged. Developed in collaboration with Carleton University Art gallery. 

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