Please join us as we welcome art historian Sonya Marie deLazzer for our first (ZOOM) meeting of 2022. Plan for an interesting afternoon exploration of influential Canadian artists and works, both past and contemporary, that are integral to the visual history of Canada, and that delve into questions that have proved central to the development of Canadian art and definitions of Canada itself.
Please see the Zoom link and invitation below. If you need any help with Zoom, please contact me or Laurie prior to the day. We will record the presentation and make it available for viewing on our Tutorials page after the meeting for those who are unable to join us live.
About our Guest Presenter
Sonya Marie de Lazzer is an art historian with an interest in souvenirs, collectibles, and collections. Her doctoral research focuses on the visual culture of Niagara Falls with investigations in the commercial sublime, material culture of mementos, and tourist attractions. Sonya curates and manages the Visual Arts Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, located at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (Brock University) as the Gallery Coordinator, in consultation with preparators, artists, and students. Sonya holds extensive museum and art gallery experience in the areas of curation, exhibition writing, and installation. She obtained her M.A. in Art History from University at Buffalo: The State University of New York in 2013 and is currently completing her PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University. (2022) She currently teaches at Brock University (St. Catharines, ON) and Niagara University (Lewiston, NY).