September 15–December 4, 2021
Curator: Gaëlle Morel
In Slide / Lecture, Guelph-based photographer Susan Dobson reconsiders the materiality, physicality, and meaning of abandoned university slide libraries. Her precisely composed images of these outdated photographic transparencies, originally made to be projected in art history lectures, expose the canonical biases of traditional visual culture—dominated by Western male artists, while marginalizing or excluding art by those outside the establishment. Slide / Lecture gleans revelations about outdated views from these obsolete materials, hinting a way forward toward more diverse and inclusive representations.
Events: Artist Talk with Susan Dobson
Wednesday, November 3
Online via Zoom
(Installation Views: Susan Dobson: Slide | Lecture, 2021 © James Morley, Ryerson Image Centre)