In Conversation: Rebecca Brewer and Sharon Arnold

Discussion with Rebecca Brewer and Sharon Arnold

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Join artist Rebecca Brewer in conversation with writer and independent scholar Sharon Arnold about the undercurrents and subtleties of Brewer's solo exhibition, Natural Horror. Of particular interest will be Brewer's use of color, form, research, and intuition. The discussion will also expand on ideas of labor, interior versus exterior experiences, and exchanges of information in both the work itself and the audience who engages with it.

About the Presenters

Rebecca Brewer (Canadian, b. 1983, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Oakville Galleries, Ontario; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; and Exercise, Vancouver. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Simon Fraser University Galleries, Vancouver; Marcelle Alix, Paris; and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff. Brewer received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from Bard College.

Sharon Arnold is a queer Seattle-based independent scholar, writer, and founder of Bridge Productions. In 2006, they graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts with a focus on critical theory and cultural criticism. Arnold's current practice tethers contemporary art, art history, philosophy, and critical theory to build a framework in which artists and their works are contextualized amidst a greater whole; and which incorporates this research and work to build fulfilling public engagement, accessible entry points, and discourse within and beyond art-world audiences. This includes a focus on the exploration of new modes of exhibition space, alternative currencies and exchange, sustained patronage, and viable arts ecosystems. Their research interest is a long term project examining the Pacific Northwest’s regional arts ecosystems over the last twenty years, small pieces of which are regularly published on their website, Dimensions Variable. They are currently an adjunct instructor in the visual art department at Cornish College of the Arts, with an emphasis on the ethics and practicum of curatorial and exhibition practices.


Rebecca Brewer: Natural Horror. January 25—April 19, 2020, installation view, Frye Art Museum. Photo: Jueqian Fang.