OFF CANVAS: Youth Residency
Exhibition at Y+ contemporary
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4PM
On display at Doris McCarthy Gallery Vitrines
April 20 – June 4, 2017
OFF-CANVAS aims to provide youth with the opportunity to work in parallel with an emerging artist, learning new skills and gaining an understanding of what it means to be a professional artist. Participants work collaboratively towards the creation and exhibition of their work, learning new techniques, how to develop a body of work, and the process of preparing for an exhibition. This year’s youth residency is led by artist facilitator Timothy Yanick Hunter.
The residency runs February 25 to April 1, 2017, with an exhibition taking place at Y+ contemporary on Saturday, April 1 from 1-4PM. Additionally, the youth residents will be exhibiting their work at the Doris McCarthy Gallery vitrines in the spring, with a reception on Saturday, May 13, from 12-2PM.
OFF CANVAS: Youth Residency Program is part of Dialogues+, a series of peer mentorship programs offered by Y+ contemporary. Dialogues+ is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Office of the Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough.
GUEST ARTIST FACILITATOR
Timothy Yanick Hunter is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. His practice is comprised of painting, collage, installation, and mixed-media works. Hunter considers his approach to be (Afro)futurist, exploring and imagining future ideas and narratives. He is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, specializing in Art History and English.