Join Catherine Sinclair (OAG Deputy Director, Chief Curator) for an in-person tour of Stanley Wany’s exhibition For Those Who Chose the Sea.
Based in Montreal, Afro-Canadian artist Stanley Wany explores his own coming-to-terms with the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade through a powerful multimedia installation that brings together immersive video footage of the unpredictable waves of the Atlantic Ocean, sculptural approximations of the compartments in which human beings were stored below decks on slaving ships, and accompanying mixed-media work. Please note this program will take place in English.
Catherine Sinclair is Deputy Director, Chief Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and is the curator of Stanley Wany: For those who Chose the Sea (2022). At the OAG since 2006, she has curated over forty-five exhibitions, including most recently Don Kwan: Landscape, Legacy and Loss (co-curated with Don Kwan and Meghan Ho) (2022) and Sheltered in Place: Portraits of self, family and community (co-curated with Rebecca Basciano and Michelle Gewurtz) (2021). She has presented at the Universities Art Association of Canada Conference (UAAC) and the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference (CWAHI), and published in The Journal of Curatorial Studies (2018, co-author) and esse arts + opinions (2019). She has participated in the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators (2017-19; and 2021-22).
Photo: Stanley Wany, For those who Chose the Sea. Installation at the Ottawa Art Gallery, 2022. Photo: Catherine Sinclair