Post Image : artist talk with Michèle Pearson Clarke

Post Image is pleased to welcome artist Michèle Pearson Clarke for an artist talk on March 14th at 4 PM: in-person at 4th Space (1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8) or online via Zoom.  Moving the Landscape to Find Ground is a cycle of artist talks and artist residencies which take place from September 2022 until May 2023. This series is built from a shared ambition to break open lens-based practices via the interrogation of the colonial prism through which photography exists. We are inviting conversation among all communities impacted by the colonial gaze.

Michèle Pearson Clarke is an artist, writer, and educator who works in photography, film, video, and installation. Using archival, performance and process-oriented strategies, her work situates grief as a site of possibility for social engagement and political connection. Born in Trinidad and based in Toronto, her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Royal Ontario Museum, Lagos Photo Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, ltd los angeles, Ryerson Image Centre, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Most recently, Clarke was awarded the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts 2019 Finalist Artist Prize, and she served as the second Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto (2019-2022). Clarke holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, and in 2015 she received her Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), where she is an Assistant Professor in Photography in the School of Image Arts. If you wish to see the rest of the talks, please visit our programming section, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram.  Our programming is in collaboration with the Indigenous Futures Research Centre, the Feminist Media Studio and the Black Perspectives Office. This project is generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Milieux Institute for Arts and Culture and Concordia University’s OVPRGS (Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies).