Deanna Bowen is a multi-award winning interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto whose work focuses on the histories of Black experience in Canada and the US. She's exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, the University of Toronto Art Museum, and the Art Gallery of York University, among others. Her exhibit Deanna Bowen: A Harlem Nocturne, the culmination of three years' worth of research in both Toronto and Vancouver, is showing at the McMaster Museum of Art until May 9th, 2020.
In this interview, we chat about the themes she explores in her work, the making of this exhibit and the research process, the role her family history plays in the exhibit, and the radical concept of Black joy. We also discuss the film screening of her edit of The Long Doorway, coming to L.R. Wilson Hall April 3!
- 1:55Weeeeeeeeeeee... are the FizzgigsEnd Of The World
- 1:58Weeeeeeeeeeee... are the FizzgigsDestiny